Dr. Samantha Nutt - When Local is Global
- Dates:October 17, 2019
- Location:Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
- Address: 205 20th Street Brandon, MB
- Phone: 204-728-9510
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- Region: Western
A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University's annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote at the WMCA on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off.
A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt, a medical doctor and founder of the international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, is one of the most recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. For more than 20 years, she has been on the front line of many of the world's major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. These experiences have given her unique insights into the brutality of modern conflict: why it begins, what sustains it, and what must be done to prevent children from being held in its terrifying grip.
In her presentation, "When Local is Global," Dr. Nutt will examine our obligations to the wider world: How do we impact on it, and how does it impact on us? What do we know, and what do we need to learn?
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