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Master Speaker Series: Tom Hamilton-Shaw of the British Red Cross

Prague College, one of the Czech Republic’s leading English language universities, is delighted to announce the next speaker in its Master Speaker Series, 2015, which this time will be Tom Hamilton-Shaw, Policy and Advocacy Manager for the International Red Cross. The event will be held from 6.00pm on Monday, 20th April in Prague College, and is open to both students and the public, free of charge.

Tom Hamilton-Shaw joined the Red Cross in 2010. He is employed to advocate for change for refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK and he specialises in relieving humanitarian suffering by garnering policy and practice change from the UK Government.

During his talk, Tom will be discussing how best to influence governments and powerful people through advocacy work, and how to get a job doing it. He will also be available for personal views on the UK General Election in May 2015.

Talking about the latest in the impressive list of master speakers to come to the college, Doug Hajek, Founder and one of the Directors of Prague College said:

We are delighted to be able to welcome yet another high calibre speaker to attend our Master Speaker Series, and we are sure that, in these fairly tumultuous times in both politics and the world in general, what Tom has to say will be of interest to just about everyone. For that reason we are asking that people register quickly as we are sure that the demand for tickets will be high!”.

Tom Hamilton-Shaw studied philosophy at the University of Bristol, specialising in political philosophy and following with an MSc in International Development. He worked for several years in the UK Parliament as an aide to the former Labour Minister for Work and Pensions (The Rt Hon. James Purnell MP) and as a researcher for the former Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal (The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman MP).
Since leaving Parliament in 2010, he spent time as an advisor for a number of high-profile, international think tanks and NGOs, including working for the international affairs institute Chatham House and, most recently, he has focused on relieving humanitarian suffering by garnering policy and practice change from the UK Government.

The event is free of charge. To register, go to

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