Samantha Nutt, MD
Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, medical doctor, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. Nutt’s debut and acclaimed non-fiction book Damned Nations: Greed Guns, Armies and Aid was released by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. (Random House) was a national #1 bestseller in both hard cover and trade paperback. She is also one of the busiest and most sought-after public speakers in North America, touring Canada and the USA to speak to a wide range of audiences on current affairs, conflict, international aid, women and foreign policy. Nutt is a featured foreign affairs panelist on the acclaimed news program, appearing regularly on CBC TV NEWS “The National with Peter Mansbridge.” Her written work has been published by Maclean’s Magazine, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Ottawa Citizen and The Huffington Post, among many others, and she has appeared in More Magazine, Marie Claire, and on NBC Nightly News, BBC World News Service, CBC, CTV, Global Television, WGN, and NPR, to name just a few. She is the Founder of War Child Canada and USA, and commutes between Toronto and New York.

Entries by Samantha Nutt, MD

Why Military Action Won't Eliminate Terrorism

(8) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Whenever I turn on the news these days someone is shouting at me. Not me, in particular, but people like me. People who dare to wonder aloud whether a renewed military offensive led by a "coalition of the willing" (and the luke-warm) in Iraq and Syria to combat ISIS is...

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Foreign Aid Under Siege

(49) Comments | Posted November 26, 2011 | 7:20 AM

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?

(3) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 4:52 PM

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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