Quilliam is delighted to announce that our Founding Chairman Maajid Nawaz is going to be hosting Leading Britain’s Conversation on LBC Radio every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, starting from 17th September.

Having already offered LBC Radio and its listeners his own critical perspectives on a wide range of issues from the French burkini-ban and the War on Terror, to the fashion industry’s influence on female body image, Maajid will now be a regular host on the national radio station.

In this role, Maajid will continue to stand and campaign for the values that we, at Quilliam, advance on a daily basis, namely human rights, diversity and pluralism. As a regular host on LBC, Maajid can help promote these values to an even wider audience and ask the difficult questions that hold back progress.

Quilliam CEO, Haras Rafiq, says:
“We wish Maajid all the best in his new role. We look forward to supporting him shape the public debate on these important issues.”

Statement from LBC:

Maajid Nawaz is to become the new host of weekend afternoons on LBC. Starting on 17th September, Nawaz will tackle the big issues of the day and fuel the national debate every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.

The well-known author and columnist is also the Founding Chairman of Quilliam, a global think tank focusing on matters of religious freedom, extremism and integration. His autobiography Radical has been released both in the UK and the USA, along with his second co-authored book Islam and the Future of Tolerance.

As part of Britain’s first commercial news talk station, Nawaz joins LBC’s first-class line-up of presenters alongside Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, Katie Hopkins and Andrew Castle. LBC is the only station to give its listeners direct access to high profile political figures through programmes such as Speak to Sadiq with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Call the Commissioner with Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and The Alex Salmond Phone-in with the former First Minister of Scotland.

LBC is available across the UK on digital radio, at lbc.co.uk, on the LBC app or in London on 97.3 FM.


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