Samantha Nutt speaks of deadly impact of small arms on TED Talk’s “War & Peace”

samanthaDr. Samantha Nutt, internationally renowned humanitarian and Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA, will be featured on on June 1st, at with her TED Talk:  War & Peace.  In it, she discusses the complex issues surrounding conflict and the deadly impact of small arms.  Dr. Nutt’s TED Talk was filmed before a live audience at The Town Hall Theatre in New York, where she received a standing ovation.  Her talk was featured in the PBS special TED Talks:  War & Peace on Monday, May 30th, 2016.

Dr. Samantha Nutt said: “In many places in which I have worked, it is easier to get access to an automatic rifle, than it is to get access to clean drinking water.”

Dr. Nutt has worked in some of the most war-torn places in the world.  In her powerful TED Talk, she examines the proliferation and supply of small arms to countries at war and how the circulation of cheap, available weapons perpetuates the cycle of injustice and violence experienced by children and their families in war zones around the world.

“War is ours as human beings.  We buy it, sell it, spread it and wage it.  We are therefore not powerless to stop it,” she said.

Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.  She has worked with children and their families at the front line of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq toAfghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan.  Dr. Nutt’s critically acclaimed book, Damned Nations:  Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid, is a bracing account of her work in conflict areas around the world.

War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. – CNW

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