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Borders without boundaries: Whose stories are ours? (Lyse Doucet)



Saturday, May 24, 2014, 12:15 - 13:20


Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre

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Lyce DoucetHow do we begin to understand conflicts and calamities that happen to people in places that seem, on first glance, so different from ours? And why should we care?

Canadian journalist Lyse Doucet has spent the last thirty years reporting around the world in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Now the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent she will explore the challenge in telling some of the defining stories of our time: a punishing war and a growing humanitarian crisis in Syria; the balance sheet in Afghanistan after a decade of international engagement. At a time when we are all more connected than at any other time in our history, no one can say “I didn’t know it was happening.” But how do we make sense of it all?

See here for additional information about Lyse Doucet, compiled by Brock University Library.

In English. Simultaneous interpretation available via cell phone.

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Big Thinking supporting sponsors:

Association of Universities and Colleges of CanadaCanada Foundation for Innovation

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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