Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
4 p.m., Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
The New Populism in America and Britain:
What Has Happened to Our Politics?
The Right Honorable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, Labour politician and former broadcast journalist, is a pioneer of women’s issues and has longstanding interests in health and constitutional affairs.
Baroness Jay was a journalist for more than 20 years before becoming a force in British
government. In 1992 she was appointed a "working peer" to the House of Lords by the
Labour Party. In 1998, she became Leader of the House of Lords, and was also named
Minister for Women, a position from which she pushed for changes in government policy.
Today, the Baroness serves on committees in the House of Lords focusing on health,
communications and international issues.
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