Baroness Shami Chakrabarti


Baroness Shami Chakrabarti is a Labour Party politician, born in 1969. She is a respected member of the House of Lords, and is an advocate for human rights. As the director of Liberty, a group which fights for people’s rights, she campaigned against “excessive” anti-terror legislation and promoted civil liberties. In her political speaking, she discusses the lengths she has gone to, to secure the future of vulnerable people.

Born in the London Borough of Harrow, Shami graduated with a degree in Law from the London School of Economics. Whilst studying, she published a pager in 1997 on how terrorism and extradition is approached in Britian. A year prior, in 1996, she was appointed a Barrister for the Home Office. As a political speaker, Shami can explore her experiences as a politician and human rights advocate, sharing her journey to where she is now. Alternatively, as an event host, she can feature as a figure of acceptance.

Shami joined the human rights organisation, Liberty, in September of 2001. In 2003, she was offered the role of director, a role which she took in her stride. Following the 2001 terror attacks in the US, Shami warned of the “excessive” anti-terrorist measures, for example, the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. As an expert on the topic of human rights, she frequently shares her knowledge with BBC television and radio shows. A testament to her dedication, a writer for The Times described her as “probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years”.

In 2006, Shami was shortlisted for Channel 4’s “Most Inspiring Political Figure” award, beating such political figures as David Cameron and Tony Blair. Shami is a political speaker above the rest, due to her unwavering dedication to the wellbeing of other people, no matter the cost. A vocal advocate, she frequently features at events up and down the country to discuss the issues facing present day equality.

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“The audience was charmed and inspired and everyone learnt something!” The Francis Crick Institute

When she’s at corporate events, Baroness Shami is known to cover the following topics:

  • Politics Speaker
  • LGBT Speaker
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Event & Conference Host