We had the most interesting and entertaining talk from BARONESS NICHOLSON OF WINTERBOURNE, Amar Foundation
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a Peer of the Realm and a member of the House of Lords. She is a member of the Conservative Party and Founder and Chairman of AMAR International. She started the charity in 1991 in response to Saddam Hussein’s systematic persecution and extermination of the Marsh Arabs, and it has now grown to become one of the leading charities in the Middle East to rebuild lives in conflict countries. It has now conducted 10m health and education consultations. In Romania, the Baroness has looked after 250,000 Children, many of whom were tragically designated “undesirable” by the Government.
She is President of AMAR US, chairs the AMAR International Charitable Foundation (UK) and AMAR Lebanon. She is founder President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), chairs the Romanian Children’s High-Level Group, is a Vice President of the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, Patron of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Chairman of the Booker Prize for Russian Fiction and Vice Chairman of the Man Booker prize for English Fiction. She has been awarded eight Honorary Doctorates has published 2 books and edited various others.
She is a member of The Reform Club, The Royal Over-Seas League, the Royal Society of Arts and an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Photo by Kiyohiko Tanaka
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