TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Samantha Nutt, internationally renowned humanitarian and Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA, will be featured on TED.com on June 1st, 2016 at 11:00am 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.
"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. Samantha Nutt
Samantha Nutt has worked in some of the most war-torn places in the world. In her powerful TED Talk, Dr. Nutt 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." – Dr. Samantha Nutt
Here is the link to view Dr. Nutt's TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/samantha_nutt_the_real_harm_of_the_global_arms_trade
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 to Afghanistan, 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.
SOURCE War Child Canada
For further information: Dr. Samantha Nutt is available for interviews, Please contact: Fiona Hack, Senior Manager, Public Relations, War Child Canada, (416) 971-7474 ext. 350 or Cell: (416) 994-4426, [email protected]