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The Life of a UN War Crimes Investigator | Bristol

The Life of a UN War Crimes Investigator | Bristol

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  •  57 Belle Vue Road, Bristol, BS5 6DP
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:
Jonathan Tait-Harris has been in some of the worlds most extreme war zones, 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: The Greenbank, Bristol

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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Jonathan Tait-Harris has been in some of the worlds most extreme war zones, 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 persona... Read More
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