MP Jeremy Corbyn in conversation with David Bell
Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road N7 6PA
Date: Friday 7 March 2014
David Bell will discuss with MP Jeremy Corbyn his life-long commitment to campaigning and the defence of humans rights and reflect on how you sustain body and soul whilst keeping one’s ideals intact.
Jeremy Corbyn has been MP for Islington for 30 years and is very active both in his constituency and in parliament. He is committed to the needs of the poor and human rights at both a local (ie. affordable housing, benefits, immigration) and an international level (CND, All Party Parliamentary Groups on many subjects).
When not cycling around London, Jeremy has a busy international schedule, speaking at human rights and peacekeeping conferences across the globe, including Beijing, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rwanda, UN/Geneva and other parts of Europe. Since September 11th he’s travelled to many countries to speak out against military efforts to solve problems and in favour of negotiation. He continues to argue for the rights of the oppressed, in particular, the Palestinians, Chagos (BIOT), and the Western Saharwi. In November 2013 he won the Gandhi Foundation’s International Peace Award “in recognition of his consistent efforts over a 30-year parliamentary career to uphold the Gandhian values of social justice and non-violence”.
Outside his parliamentary commitments he is a trustee and/or patron of a number of local organizations including Rowan Arts and is a passionate advocate of the arts and culture.
David Bell, a former President of the British Psychoanalytic Society, is a Fellow of the Institute and a Training Analyst. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Adult Department of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust where he is director of Fitzjohns Unit, a specialist unit for serious/complex psychological disorders. David Bell was also the 2012-2013 Professorial Fellow at Birkbeck College, Univerisity of London. He teaches Freud and the history of psychoanalytic concepts at the British Psychoanalytic Society and at the Tavistock Clinic. He is a leading psychiatric expert in asylum/human rights.