Samantha NuttWar Child Canada founder Samantha Nutt will deliver a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 28, in the SoCA Armouries’ Performance Hall.

Activist, humanitarian Samantha Nutt to place Canada in global arena

Award-winning humanitarian and bestselling author Samantha Nutt will present her free public lecture, “Canada in the Global Arena: Guns, Greed and War,” on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. in the Armouries Building’s Performance Hall, as part of the Humanities Research Group’s speaker series.

Dr. Nutt, recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor in 2016, is a medical doctor and founder of the humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA. Nutt was named one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Figures by The Globe and Mail; one of Canada’s Five Leading Activists by Time magazine; and one of “200 Young Global Leaders” by the World Economic Forum. She received the Order of Ontario in 2010, and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011.

Her critically acclaimed debut book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, about her work in some of the most devastated regions of the world, was a number-one national bestseller called a “brilliant polemic” by Literary Review of Canada.

Nutt’s talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period, book signing, and reception.

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