Roundtable with Rt Hon Michael Howard MP on Education and Integration

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Dialogue Society, London

Michael Howard MP

Former Leader of the Conservative Party and MP for Folkestone and Hythe


The Dialogue Society was proud to host Rt Hon Michael Howard MP, Leader of the Conservative Party 2003-2005, as its guest of honour at a roundtable event entitled ‘Education and Integration’ at its offices. Michael Howard sparked off a provoking and stimulating debate on the issues surrounding education, integration and citizenship. He was joined by leading academics, politicians, professionals and practitioners who contributed to the discussions and raised many issues that the Dialogue Society is keen to address in future programmes and projects.

The discussions were all the more meaningful as the event coincided with 140th Anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (30th March, 1870) to the United States Constitution which, ‘prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s race or colour.’ Granting this right was the first step to enabling ethnic minority communities to be fully integrated, active citizens within the US.


  • Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP
  • Rt Hon Lord Kilclooney
  • Prof Liam Gearson, Roehampton University
  • Revd Geoff Cornell, Oakwood Methodist Church
  • Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, Middlesex University
  • Dr Fabio Petito, Sussex University
  • Mohammed Amin, MA FCA AMCT CTA (Fellow), former partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  • Cllr Ertan Hurer, L.B of Enfield
  • Dr Cemil Selcuk, Cardiff University
  • Truda White, Headteacher, Highbury Grove School
  • Ramazan Guveli, Principal, Wisdom School
  • Fatih Kahraman, Axis Educational Trust
  • Shenaz Bunglawala, LSE
  • Judith Fox, Islington SACRE
  • Ali Riza Arslan, Editor, BN Magazine
  • Ozcan Keles, Executive Director, Dialogue Society
  • Ilknur Kahraman, Co-director, Dialogue Society
  • Dr Cem Erbil, Academic Coordinator, Dialogue Society