Lord Dubs talks about compassion at the Legatum Institute


Legatum Institute is delighted to have Lord Dubs speaking on the topic of Compassion, as part of the Legatum Institute’s Road to Character series. Lord Dubs will be addressing why he values this character trait and how it became such a pivotal influence in his own remarkable personal journey.

Lord Dubs was a beneficiary of compassion as one of the 669 Czech children rescued from the Nazis in the Kindertransport organised by Sir Nicholas Winton MBE. His personal experience as a child refugee has driven him to be a powerful campaigner on the plight of refugees, leading to his being described as the “compassionate Lord Dubs” by The Observer. In 2016, he pioneered an amendment to the government’s Immigration Bill, which would have led to the government accepting 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe.

The Legatum Institute’s Road to Character series examines those values which most strengthen and enrich the wellbeing of people, communities and nations by inviting leading thinkers to discuss a character trait they most value. The series comprises a key part of the Legatum Institute’s Cultural Transformation programme which seeks to help the UK’s great institutions examine how they can make a significant contribution to the strength, integrity and health of our society.

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