Introducing SI Convention 2019 keynote speaker Christina Lamb

As we approach the 21st SI Convention from 18-21 July in Kuala Lumpur, we can start to anticipate all the exciting things we will learn there. Keynote speaker Christina Lamb is an inspirational speaker who has given talks all over the world. Read more about her experience and expertise in this post and read all about the programme on the SI Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019 website: You can register there too – this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Listener New Zealand (12 November 2015) hailed Christina Lamb as a “Woman At War”. She was ambushed by the Taliban, abducted by Pakistan’s ISI, narrowly escaping a suicide bombing of a hotel, and was in Benazir Bhutto’s bus when it was blown up.

Since age 22, Lamb has covered the world’s hotspots as UK’s Sunday Times foreign correspondent. It won her 14 major awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of University College, Oxford.

Lamb is also a best-selling author of books that portray the plight of war. Amongst them are Farewell Kabul, Africa House, I am Malala, and The Girl from Aleppo. The last two were co-authored with the war victims.

Lamb explains: “As a woman, I try hard to get stories of women into the paper. Personally, I think the real heroes of war are not the men fighting (mostly they are men) but usually the women who are struggling to protect, feed, and shelter their children while all around them is chaos.

Currently Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times of London, her postings have included South Africa, Pakistan, Brazil, and Washington and she recently reported on child refugees disappearing in Europe and Yazidi women abducted by ISIS in Iraq and kept as sex-slaves.

An inspirational speaker, she has given talks all over the world, from NATO conferences to the annual Avon Ladies convention, as well as performing a story in London and New York for The Moth, and a TEDx on Women and War. She sits on the boards of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and Afghan Connection.

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