Dr. Samantha Nutt

2014 Recipient


Samantha NuttDr. Samantha Nutt, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, C.M., is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises — from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited many thousands of war-affected children globally.

Dr. Nutt’s critically acclaimed book, entitled Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid, was a #1 bestseller in Canada. Damned Nations was released on October 25, 2011 through McClelland & Stewart Ltd., and is available in North America. Lewis Lapham declared it a “brave and necessary book”, while the Literary Review of Canada called it a “brilliant polemic.” Damned Nations is a bracing and uncompromising account of Dr. Nutt’s work in some of the most devastated regions of the world. For more information, please visit www.warchild.ca or www.samanthanutt.com