By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg-born journalist Nahlah Ayed will deliver the keynote presentation today on her time as CBC’s Arab world correspondent. From Riyadh to Tehran, Beirut to Baghdad, Ayed covered the region extensively, interviewing key leaders, and reporting from several major conflicts including those in Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza. She filed stories from the most dangerous corners of the world for television, radio and CBC online.
Ayed will share her experiences with students in a presentation called: Human Resilience and Leadership in Time of Stress and Conflict: Stories from the Field.
The former University of Manitoba student has been recognized repeatedly for her work, including a Gemini nomination for her television reporting in Iraq.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre at St. John’s College on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The event is free and open to the public.