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The Life of a UN War Crimes Investigator

The Life of a UN War Crimes Investigator

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  •  140 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4RN
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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 »
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What does it take to be the man on the ground in some of the worlds most shocking war zones? How do the human stories & encounters effect you? And what took him there in the first place? Join Jonathan Tait-Harris for a fascinating, sometimes harrowing talk about a life spent visiting some of the most dangerous places on earth.

Jonathan Tait-Harris has been there and done that.. 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: Toulouse Lautrec

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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

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