"If I see something that's really shocking that's happening I want people outside to know about it... because I hope that will change."
Christina Lamb has dedicated her life to making sure people are aware of the ugly, distressing, and heinous happenings around the world. Having started her extraordinary career with an invite to Benazir Bhutto's wedding, Christina Lamb has gone on to become one of Britain's leading foreign correspondents. She has spent the last thirty years covering stories from some of the world's most troubled places - from Iraq to Pakistan and Afghanistan - and bringing those stories home hoping to inspire change.
Christina Lamb is currently a correspondent for The Sunday Times. She is the five-time winner of the prestigious Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award and received the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondent of the Year in 2009. She was awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2013 for services to journalism.
She has also written several bestselling books, including co-authoring the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban. Her latest book is Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World.
Christina Lamb is a world-renowned inspirational speaker and YPFP is honoured to host her at the first of our revived 'Distinguished Speakers' Series on Tuesday 2nd June. She will deliver a talk to members and guests and there will then be an opportunity for questions and networking after.
There will also be the opportunity to purchase* Christina's latest book Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World.
This event will be co-hosted by the Afghanistan Studies Group (ASG). ASG is a platform for cross-disciplinary research, discussion and debate on topics related to Afghanistan. It is led by graduate students at the Department of War Studies, King's College London.
ASG Contact: Zoha Waseem, firstname.lastname@example.org
YPFP Contact: Heena Mohammed, email@example.com
This event is now at full capacity and therefore we will be unable to accept any more RSVPs. Many thanks for your cooperation.
*Payment will be accepted by cash or cheque.
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