Damned Nation: Ending the Global War Against Women and Children

Event Date: 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Fleischmann Auditorium at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt, a recent medical-school graduate and a field volunteer for UNICEF, touched down in Baidoa, Somalia, “the City of Death.” What she saw there – gangs of young men roaming the streets armed with rocket launchers; a woman in a clinic line holding a dead baby; an aid agency working in such an unsafe environment that its workers had to travel with armed escorts high on drugs – would spur her on to a lifetime of passionate advocacy for children and families in war-torn areas around the world. Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid is the brilliant distillation of Dr. Nutt’s observations over the course of fifteen years providing hands-on care in some of the world’s most violent flashpoints, all the while building the world class non-profit War Child.
Dr. Samantha Nutt is the Founder and Executive Director of War Child. As a medical doctor, she has worked in some of the world’s most violent flashpoints with War Child, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Burundi, northern Uganda, and the Thai-Burmese border.
Courtesy of The Book Den, copies of Damned Nations will be available for purchase and signing at this event.