Journalist Carol Off, co-host of CBC Radio’s flagship evening current affairs program, As it Happens, will deliver the Journalism program’s Kesterton Lecture on March 22nd as part of FPA Research Month. The lecture will be in Carleton’s Richcraft Hall at 6 pm.
Carol Off became host of As it Happens in 2006. According to her biography on the CBC website, she has “extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs,” covering conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans, the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia and North America for the CBC.
Her most recent book is All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others, published in 2017. As described in a Toronto Star article, it tells the story of an Afghani man who had to leave his country following an interview with Off. After his family escapes, Off decides to “cross the lines of disinterested reporting” and begin helping them immigrate to Canada. The book is a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.
Off is also the author of The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War and Bitter Chocolate:Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet.
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