October General Meeting

Tuesday 26 September

GUEST SPEAKER: CLARISSA WARD

SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT FOR CNN

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

 

OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

9:30am – 12:30pm

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

(Closest tube: Piccadilly Circus or Green Park)

Clarissa Ward is a multi-award winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in the network's London bureau. For more than a decade Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Georgia and Ukraine.

Ward has distinguished herself with her in-depth, high-risk reporting from Syria, interviewing opposition activists, members of the Free Syrian Army and ordinary Syrians caught in the crossfire. In October 2016 Ward traveled to Iraq when the Iraqi-led offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS control started. Other important contributions include Ward’s coverage from Moscow on reaction to Donald Trump's victory, as well as coverage of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, attacks in Brussels and Nice in 2016, and Manchester in 2017.

Following the Brussels attack, Ward began an in-depth investigation of a Belgian altar boy who joined ISIS in Syria and then returned to Belgium. 'ISIS: Behind the Mask' gave a rare look at the life and mind of a foreign fighter after leaving Syria. She was also the only Western journalist to have interviewed an American jihadist fighter inside Syria since the start of the civil war.

Having also worked at CBN News, including special segments for ’60 Minutes’, Ward has won multiple awards for her reporting including two George Foster Peabody Awards; four Emmy Awards; two Edward R. Murrow Awards; honors from the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association; and the 2017 David Kaplan Award from the Overseas Press Club. Ward graduated with distinction from Yale University and speaks seven languages, including Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Spanish.

GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE:

9:30am - 10:30am  -  Registration. Coffee and tea, kcwc Activities sign-ups and shopping

10:30am  -  Doors to the auditorium open

10:40am - 12 noon  -  Club announcements followed by Guest Speaker (no latecomers will be allowed into the auditorium after the doors close)

12:30 – 2:30pm  -  Hospitality luncheon (please sign-up upon arrival at the hospitality desk. First-come, first-serve basis).

Please remember to sign up at the Hospitality desk when you arrive at the General Meeting and please do then attend, as seating is limited and we would not like to disappoint anyone. Members, new members and guests are all welcome.

Latecomers will not be allowed into the auditorium. 

There is a £10 fee for non-members which is redeemable toward your membership on the day.