Conversations Across the Diaspora with Lord Michael Hastings
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Conversations across the Diaspora, hosted by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
A new interactive series brings you eclectic conversations from across the African diaspora. Join author and host Sarah Ladipo Manyika for talks with some of the most exciting voices from Berlin to Harare, from Tamale to London and New York and everywhere in between. We’ll introduce you to all sorts of folks—some you will know, others you may never have heard of, but never the usual suspects talking about the usual topics. We’ll be speaking with everyone from actors to poets, scholars, athletes, entrepreneurs, architects, artists and many more. Come join us!
This month author and host Sarah Ladipo Manyika in conversation with civic leader, educator and broadcaster Lord Michael Hastings. After you register you will receive information to join via zoom on October 9th at 12 noon (Pacific Daylight Time) / 8pm (UK).
Lord Michael Hastings was born in the UK, lived in Jamaica and was educated in Northwest England. He began his career as a teacher, moving into government service in 1986 where he worked on policy and delivered active implementation to bring employment and development to Britain’s inner cities after two rounds of violent race riots. He led policy and communications for the Commission for Racial Equality and received a CBE in 2003 after 21 years as a trustee building safer communities.
Hastings entered broadcasting through educational programming and live presenting and then as a political correspondent before becoming the BBC’s Chief Lobbyist in 1996, latterly as its first head of Corporate Social Responsibility in 2003. He subsequently worked for the global accounting firm KPMG as Global Head of Citizenship and Global Head of Diversity until 2019.
In 2005, Hastings was conferred with a Life Peerage and sits as an Independent Peer in the House of Lords. That same year he received the UNICEF Award for his “outstanding work for effecting positive solutions for Africa’s Children.” He is an annual attendee at the World Economic Forum, Davos, taking part in enquiries on Migration, Talent, and Global Diversity.
In 2014, Hastings was conferred with a Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in recognition for his leadership at KPMG, the BBC, and for his work in international development and corporate responsibility. In 2017 Hastings was installed as the Chancellor of Regent’s University London, and most recently he was appointed Professor of Leadership at the Stephen R Covey Institute, University of Utah.
Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, Zimbabwe, and England. Sarah is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist and founding books editor for Ozy.com. Her debut novel, In Dependence, is an international bestseller while her second novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, has been translated into a number of languages. Her nonfiction includes personal essays and intimate profiles of people she meets from Mrs. Harris and Pastor Evan Mawarire to Toni Morrison and Michelle Obama. Sarah previously served on MoAD’s board and currently serves as Board Director for the women’s writing residency, Hedgebrook.
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This program series is made possible by the generous support of Peggy Woodford Forbes