GUEST SPEAKERS AND FIRESIDE CHAT
Here we outline the exclusive guest speakers we have lined up for our opening and closing ceremonies and our iconic fireside chat.
Below we introduce our speakers for the opening ceremony.
Introducing Lord Boateng, the first black cabinet minister in British history.
A Labour party politician, who served as an MP from 1987-2005, becoming the first black cabinet minister as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2002. Later, he went on to become Britain's first black ambassador, acting as the High Commissioner for South Africa, advocating for a wider understanding of African affairs within the Western world. Now a member of the House of Lords, Boateng remains committed to implementation of welfare provisions for the most vulnerable, alongside engaging in the salient dialogue concerning the treatment of racial minorities in the Justice system.
You will have the chance to hear Lord Boateng speak about his incredible political journey at our prestigious opening ceremony.
Last year LSEMUN launched its first ever fireside chat, providing students with the opportunity to hear an array of highly valued opinions concerning last years theme, inclusion and diversity.
For 2024 LSEMUN is proudly continuing this newly established (and exclusive) tradition. In line with our conference mission, Empowering today: Pioneering a sustainable tommorrow, we are bringing to you academics, diplomats, and business professionals with expertise in environmental and sustainability issues. With LSEMUN being the first national net-zero conference, we want to compliment this achievement by providing students with a truly thought-provoking conversation concerning all things sustainability, geopolitics, and international trade.
Stay tuned for announcements concerning our exclusive fireside guests!