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The psychology of politics

Tue 20 Apr 2021

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
Dr. Ashley Weinberg
Jennifer Nade
Fleur Butler


Neeti Gupta

Free Online event Tuesday 20th April 5:30pm organised in collaboration with CWO and Compassion in Politics

Right now, our politics seems nasty, divisive, and highly-charged. But has it always been this way? And what’s led to it being such a difficult environment? How can we build our own internal resilience while working to create a more respectful and harmonious atmosphere? What do we know already about the way our political system affects our psychology and what reforms are needed to make it more compassionate, inclusive, and cooperative?

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi: Sayeeda became the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet when she joined David Cameron’s government in 2010. As Chair of the Conservative Party she was also the first Asian to Chair a major British political party. In 2012, Sayeeda was made Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities. She is now Co-Chair of the APPG for Compassionate Politics as well as pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton.

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Dr. Ashley Weinberg: Ashley is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has 20 years experience in lecturing, research and consultancy, having produced four books on well-being at work and the functioning of national politicians including as editor of The Psychology of Politicians.

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Jennifer Nadel: Jennifer is Co-Director of Compassion in Politics as well as a qualified barrister, author, political strategist, activist and award-winning television journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Channel Four News and was ITN’s Home Affairs editor. Her most recent book, WE, charts how to bring about individual and societal change. She is on the board of INQUEST, a charity which supports families whose relatives have died in custody.

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Questions can be sent in advance to Neeti Gupta on cwoforums@conservativewomen.uk

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