International humanitarian to speak at Douglas College

Samantha Nutt - Photo contributed
Samantha Nutt
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Samantha Nutt is a lot of things. She's a doctor, an activist, an author, an award-winning humanitarian and a frequent guest on television and radio as an expert on global conflict.

And next Wednesday, she will be a speaker at Douglas College's International Day, which celebrates and promotes cultural diversity, awareness and understanding.

Nutt is executive director of the North American chapter of War Child, a charitable organization that helps people in war-torn countries access education, justice and employment. She's been on the front lines in places like Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and others.

"There are a number of people who speak about international issues with passion, but Samantha combines passion with action," said John Fox, coordinator of the college's Uganda Project. "Looking at the breadth of her involvement and commitment, it's a great fit for underscoring the importance of global citzenship and international awareness for the Douglas College community."

Nutt will speak at the New Westminster campus theatre on Jan. 25 starting at 7 p.m. She will be signing copies of her book, Damned Nations: Green, Guns, Armies and Aid, after the talk, which is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat call 604-527-5484. For more information visit

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