5 speakers 15 minutes each
Sara Khan is the co-founder and director of Inspire, a counter-extremism and human rights organisation. She helped lead the national anti-ISIS campaign #makingastand. In January 2015 and 2016 she was recognised as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people, in the prestigious Debrett’s War and Peace category. Sara was named as one of the top 10 influential woman on BBC Woman’s Hour Power list 2015 for her counter-extremism work. She has written comment pieces for the Guardian, the Independent and the Telegraph. She has also appeared on numerous media channels including BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ Programme and CNN Amanpour. After the 7/7 bombings she sat on the Home Office’s Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Working Group and is currently sitting on the Department for Education’s Due Diligence and Counter-Extremism Expert Reference Group. A born human rights activist she completed an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Her book The Battle for British Islam will be published in October 2016 with Saqi Books.