Foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed to deliver John W. Holmes lecture


Perspectives from award-winning foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed will be the focus of this year’s John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture, which takes place March 1 from noon to 1 p.m. online. This event will be bilingual.

Titled “Dispatches From The World Of Foreign Correspondents,” the lecture will provide a glimpse into Ayed’s experiences and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating world of foreign reporting. Ayed, who hosts CBC Radio One’s Ideas will share her insights. The lecture will be followed by a Q-and-A period.

Nahlah Ayed will deliver this year’s John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture
Nahlah Ayed will deliver this year’s John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture

Ayed is an award-winning veteran of foreign reporting: first, in the Middle East where she spent nearly a decade covering the region’s many conflicts. And later, while based in London, she covered many of the major stories of our time, including Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Europe’s refugee crisis, the Brexit vote and its fallout.

A former parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press, Ayed is a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program. She also holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (philosophy, English and science) and a bachelor of science in genetics from the University of Manitoba.

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The annual John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture at Glendon honours the late John W. Holmes, officer of the Order of Canada, Canadian diplomat, writer, administrator and professor of international relations at Glendon from 1971-81. Holmes was a tireless promoter of Canada at home and abroad, in political, diplomatic and educational circles. He also participated in the founding of the United Nations and attended its first General Assembly in 1945.

For more information on Holmes, visit this website.