|Tuesday, October 26, 2010||10:00AM - 12:00PM||The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre For International Studies - 1 Devonshire Place|
CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series
Join senior Canadian foreign affairs journalist, and Munk School Distinguished Senior Fellow, Brian Stewart in conversation with Christopher Hedges, Distinguished Visitor in the Centre for the Study of the United States, on topics ranging from the moral and political dimensions of modern war to the erosion of democracy in the contemporary U.S.
Christopher Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton University. He is the author of “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2002), and “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009). Hedges also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.
Former foreign affairs reporter and senior correspondent for CBC TV News, Brian Stewart is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. One of Canada’s most respected foreign correspondents, Mr. Stewart reported for The National and hosted “CBC News: Our World.” He has provided Canadians with a window on the world for more than two decades. Mr. Stewart has worked extensively in the developing world and in conflict zones. He was the first North American reporter to focus the world’s attention on the 1984 East African famine. In the Gulf War, he was the first Canadian reporter to get into the liberated Kuwait City. He has filed award-winning reports from Somalia; from Sudan, where he covered child slavery during their Civil War; and from Rwanda, where he uncovered advanced warnings of the mass murders. Mr. Stewart received a Gemini Award as “Best Overall Broadcast Journalist” in 1996 and for “Best Information Segment” in 1994 for” Rwanda: Autopsy of a Genocide.” His documentary “The Somalia Affair” won top prize for investigative reporting at the Canadian Association of Journalists awards in 1993. He is the 2009 Ross Munro Media Award Recipient; awarded by the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA), in concert with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Ross Munro Award recognizes Canadian journalists who have made a significant and extraordinary contribution to increasing public understanding of Canadian defence and security issues.
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