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Secret Boat Talk|Life of a UN War Crime Investigator

Secret Boat Talk|Life of a UN War Crime Investigator

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  •  Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C
Suitable for: Adults
As a prominent UN War Crime Investigator, Jonathan Tait-Harris was usually to be found wherever major conflict occurred. He was present in Gaza during fighting in 2014 and Liby... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Secret Boat Talk is a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water. On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious-minded Londoners to learn about a fascinating subject and challenge your perspectives. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!
Note that your ticket already includes £5 book voucher so you can browse the book boat's collection of classics, cult, contemporary fiction, children's books, art and photography, plus some quirky stuff that you would never think to look for.

About the speaker: Jonathan Tait-Harris has been there and done that.. with humour and style, usually in a hostile land and under fire. Jonathan will illustrate and highlight the value of face-to-face communication in the 21st century, referring to his own personal experience - from being an army officer in armed conflicts and a detective for the British police to investigating war crimes, first for the UN in the Balkans and later as an adviser for the US and Iraqi governments.

Despite having been face to face both with Saddam Hussein and Chemical Ali, and having dug up a lot of mass graves in Kosovo, Jonathan amuses and moves audiences with the lessons he learned around the world from many dramatic and improbable, yet all too human encounters.

His knowledge of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa is extensive and he is regularly called upon to advise and comment to the media, governments and NGOs. Jonathan also works with International Location Safety, which helps NGOs, journalists and professional travellers to stay alive by training them how to handle situations and threats in the world's most dangerous places.

Venue: Word on the Water, King's Cross

Doors: 6:30pm / Talk starts: 7.00pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


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Secret Boat Talk is a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water. On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious-minded Londoners... Read More
Experience includes:
  • £5 voucher for a book
  • Explore insights of a war crime investigator 
  • Fascinating lecture
  • Cozy boat venue
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