Hard Vs. Soft Power

Foreign Policy Strategies in Contemporary International Relations

(Cambridge University, UK; June 23rd - 26th, 2010)

Jean Lambert

MEP for London (Green Party); Vice-President of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group

Jean Lambert is a British Green Party MEP, a position she has held since 1999. Her work in the European Parliament focuses on issues related to democracy and human rights, anti-discrimination, social inclusion, minority rights and asylum and refugee rights.

As an MEP, she is or has been a member or substitute of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, the Subcommittee on Human Rights, the Intergroup on Disability and Gay and Lesbian Rights and Delegations to South East Asia, Japan and India. She is Vice-President of the Intergroup on Ageing, the Intergroup on Anti-poverty and the Intergroup on Anti-racism and Diversity. She was Rapporteur on the Parliament's Asylum Report. She is Vice-President of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group of MEPs, in which she is the Spokesperson on Asylum and Refugees.

Outside her work in the Green Party, Lambert is involved in several NGOs. Since 1991, she has been a Council Member of Charter 88, the democratic reform NGO, as well as an Executive Supporter and Signatory for Charter 99, a global democratic initiative. She has been Vice-President of the Waltham Forest Race Equality Council since 1999. She is a Trustee of the Dalit Solidarity Campaign UK. She is also on Advisory Boards of the Work-Life Institute and London Metropolitan University.

Lambert is the author of the Green political tract No Change? No Chance as well as numerous reports and articles on human rights. She was named Justice and Human Rights MEP of the Year 2005.