Samantha Nutt, MD
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Dr Samantha Nutt is a medical doctor and the Founder/Executive Director of War Child Canada. For 15 years, she has been at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises -- from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Congo and Sierra Leone to Darfur. These experiences have given her a unique insight into the brutality of modern conflict -- why it begins, what sustains it and what we can and should do to prevent it.

Samantha was recently named one of Canada’s 25 most influential figures by The Globe and Mail, while the World Economic Forum has recognized her as one of 200 young global leaders. In 2010, Samantha was awarded the Order of Ontario and in 2011 she was appointed to the Order of Canada.

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Foreign Aid Under Siege

50 Comments | Posted November 26, 2011 | 11/26/11 08:20 AM ET

Nothing would seem to lull a writer into a creative slumber more effectively than the process of flogging a book. But a recent article by famed economist and aid polemicist Bill Easterly (The White Man's Burden --( a compelling and worthwhile read) invited a response.

Easterly's essay on...

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South Sudan: Steady as She Blows?

Posted September 30, 2011 | 09/30/11 05:52 PM ET

After decades of war, the transition to peace in the world's newest country was expected to be rocky. But in some areas, it's been downright apocalyptic.

In Malakal, a "recovering" city along the northern border where the main roads (a bog of mud and refuse) are literally sliding into...

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