Baroness Scotland gives one of those rare talks that explores identity, inspiration, global politics and leadership. She teases out some of the lessons that the world can learn about living peacefully from one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions of the world, the Caribbean.
Baroness Scotland is the former Shadow Attorney General and former Attorney General of England and Wales. Baroness Scotland has achieved a number of extraordinary firsts: In 1991, at the age of thirty five, she became the first black and youngest woman ever to be appointed Queen's Counsel. She was the first black woman to be appointed Deputy High Court Judge, Recorder, Master of Middle Temple, Member of the House of Lords, and Lord’s Minister, and is the first and only woman ever to have been appointed as Attorney General. In 2001, she became Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy to the Lord Chancellor and was made a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. In 2003, Baroness Scotland was made Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Law Reform at the Home Office and in 2007, she was appointed as HM Attorney General for England Wales and Northern Ireland.