Dr. Samantha Nutt

Doctor, Best Selling Author, Award-Winning Expert on War and Humanitarian Affairs A Founder of Renowned International Organization War Child

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Dr. Samantha Nutt is a medical doctor and the Founder and Executive Director of War Child in North America. For more than two decades, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world's major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur. These experiences have given her a unique insight into the brutality of modern conflict – why it begins, what sustains it and what we can and should do to prevent it.

As one of the most original and influential voices in the humanitarian arena, Samantha is a go-to authority for many of North America's leading media outlets. With her uncompromising and powerful advocacy for justice and peace, Samantha is a sought after public speaker, and she has inspired thousands of people across the continent to see global conflict as a problem that can and must be solved.

Samantha's critically acclaimed book, Damned Nations: Greed Guns, Armies & Aid, was a #1 National Bestseller in Canada. Weaving gripping, personal experiences with uncompromising and impassioned argument, Nutt dissects war and aid, where humanitarian efforts go wrong, and what can and should be done to bring about a more just world. Lewis Lapham , editor of Lapham's Quarterly, declared it a "brave and necessary book," while the Huffington Post said, "Damned Nations is excellent; the writing style is free from NGO jargon, and Dr. Nutt's storytelling is engaging."

Samantha was recently named one of Canada's 25 Transformational Canadians by the Globe and Mail, the latest in a long list of awards and tributes. Time Magazine named her one of Canada's Five Leading Activists, and the World Economic Forum recognized her as one of 200 Young Global Leaders. In 2010, Samantha was awarded the Order of Ontario, and in 2011, she was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world's worst conflict zones.

She is a regular foreign affairs panelist on the acclaimed news program, CBC TV NEWS "The National." Nutt's written work has been published by Maclean's Magazine, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and The Huffington Post, among many others, and she has appeared in More Magazine, Marie Claire, and on NBC Nightly News, WGN, and NPR.

Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


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Samantha Nutt Customizable Speech Topics

Dr. Samantha Nutt can speak to a variety of inspirational topics that are customizable to your corporation or audience. Topics include the following: Leadership Matters: What it means to be a global citizen in an interconnected world Taking Your Vision to Action Corporate Social Responsibility: What does it really mean and how can you achieve it? Humanitarianism and Aid: How to promote a more equitable world. Global Health: When prevention is worth even more than the cure. More than a Paycheque: The meaningful career path. Creating a Groundswell: Fostering movements and achieving social change.


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