Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke sparks lively debate at second CLS dinner for the Trust

London, 5 November 2014 – Following the success of the first dinner hosted for the Alexandria Trust by the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) in London in July 2014, CLS organised a second dinner for the Trust to keep spreading awareness of the organisation and its projects among a group of notable Arab individuals in London.

Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, guest of honour at the second dinner and Trustee of the Alexandria Trust, eloquently shared his insights and perspectives on a range of topics, including politics and education in the Middle East. His remarks were very well received and triggered a highly interactive discussion.

Clarke is former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Education in the British government. He is currently a visiting professor in politics at the University of East Anglia and also a visiting professor in politics and faith at the University of Lancaster. He is a widely consulted expert on educational quality and standards.

The evening was chaired by Youssef Khlat, CLS board member, and would not have been possible without his support.

The CLS is an independent academic research institution whose purpose is to promote international understanding of Lebanon and the issues facing it.