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Dr. Samantha Nutt

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Medical Doctor, Award-Winning Humanitarian, Bestselling Author & Founder of War Child USA

Medical Doctor, Award-Winning Humanitarian, Bestselling Author & Founder of War Child USA

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Dr. Samantha Nutt Biography

Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and the founder of the renowned international humanitarian organizations War Child USA and War Child Canada, 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 South Sudan. A leading authority on health, current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena and a highly sought-after public speaker in North America. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited millions of war-affected children globally.

Dr. Nutt is a respected authority for many of North America's leading media outlets. She is a regular foreign affairs panelist on the acclaimed news program, CBC TV NEWS “The National”, and is a contributor to NowThis News. Nutt’s written work has been published by TED Ideas, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, The Mark News, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Maclean’s Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen, The Huffington Post and other publications. She has appeared in AP News, Instyle Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, People, Time Magazine, Rantt Media USA, The Epoch Times (New York), More Magazine, and on NBC Nightly News, BBC World News Service, Kera FM Radio (Texas), WGN-TV (Chicago), America’s Radio Network News and NPR, to name just a few. Dr. Nutt spoke at TED Talks Live “War & Peace” at The Town Hall Theater in New York, which aired on PBS. Dr. Nutt’s TED Talk on the deadly impact of small arms has garnered over a million views on

Dr. Nutt’s critically acclaimed debut book, entitled Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, was released by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. (a division of Random House) and was a #1 national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. 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. The new edition of Damned Nations was released in November 2018 in the U.S.A. and Canada by Penguin Random House.

Dr. Nutt has been appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world's worst conflict zones. She has also been appointed to the Order of Ontario and has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Time Magazine has featured Dr. Nutt as one of Canada's Five Leading Activists and she was awarded the prestigious Loyola Medal by Concordia University.

Samantha Nutt graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University, earned an M.Sc in Public Health with distinction from the University of London and holds a Fellowship in Community Medicine (FRCPC) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is further certified by the College of Family Practice and completed a sub specialization in women’s health through the University of Toronto as a Women’s Health Scholar. Dr. Nutt is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the U.S.A.

Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and is a former board member of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Dr. Samantha Nutt Speaking Topics

  • Student Activism & Public Engagement

    How can students have a global impact? What really does make a difference? And is it possible to do more harm than good? In this riveting and inspiring speech, Dr. Nutt outlines how students can get involved in global efforts and provides them with practical tools for getting started.

  • When Women Lead

    A popular choice for International Women’s Day and other events celebrating women’s leadership, this presentation combines humor and personal reflections on women in the 21st century and why the women’s movement is unfinished everywhere. Dr. Nutt’s often satirical take on hot topics such as “Lean In” and whether “women can have it all” offers an engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining examination of the challenges women still face in the world and how women (and men) can advocate for change. This presentation is also suitable for businesses and other groups looking to promote diversity and strengthen gender equality at the senior management and executive levels, as well as on Boards.

  • Leadership

    Leaders have strength, courage and conviction. Were they born with these illusive qualities, alongside a perfect balance of knowledge and charisma, or have they simply learned to communicate their experience and ideas more effectively than the rest of us? Leaders encourage us to inspire, to think and to demand more of ourselves and of our society. They connect us to something larger than ourselves. But is leadership just ingrained in certain people, or can it be acquired? Can we all be leaders?

    In this presentation, Dr. Nutt looks at the meaning and significance of leadership. She maps out ways in which we can all be more effective leaders – in the world and in the workplace – because the capacity to lead exists in each and every one of us.

  • Culture & Identity

    When we talk about diversity, it’s important to start with an understanding of global events that are shaping our world, and the impact these can have on schools and even in the workplace. North America’s ties to some of the crises currently playing out around the world run very deep, from the Ukraine to events in Syria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Iraq, Sudan, Eastern Congo, Pakistan and Afghanistan, to name but a few.

    This presentation is especially relevant to educators and employers by offering practical tips for understanding and promoting culture and diversity.

  • Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid

    This presentation explores some of the concepts and themes in Dr. Nutt’s #1 bestselling book, Damned Nations. Suitable for audiences looking to understand more about current and international affairs, this gripping keynote is a valuable introduction to the challenges and opportunities facing our world.

  • Corporate Governance

    Doing the “right” thing in business isn’t without its ambiguities, or even its liabilities. When do ethical screens trump financial considerations? How are these assessments weighted and what matters to shareholders? Will you be in breach of your fiduciary duty if you prioritize human rights over hard math? What is your legal obligation either way?

    In this thought-provoking presentation geared to investors, asset managers and business leaders, Dr. Nutt reflects on the changing ethical and fiduciary responsibilities facing businesses, and the meaning of governance and risk at a time of growing consumer activism and evolving international legislation. She examines the true meaning of transparency and corporate social responsibility, and makes the case for why businesses willing to embrace these changes will land on top.

Dr. Samantha Nutt Videos

  • Dr. Samantha Nutt explains why we need a truly global response to COVID-19
  • Dr. Samantha Nutt on Now This
    War Child USA Founder, Dr. Samantha Nutt talks with Now This about why children in war zones cannot get left behind.
  • Dr. Samantha Nutt | Talks at Google
    Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.

Dr. Samantha Nutt Books

  • Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid
    Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid

Speaker Lists Featuring Dr. Samantha Nutt

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Dr. Samantha Nutt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Student Activism & Public Engagement, When Women Lead, Leadership, Culture & Identity, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid and Corporate Governance. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Samantha Nutt for your event is available upon request. Dr. Samantha Nutt generally travels from Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sonia Nazario, Erin Gruwell, Alexandra Cousteau, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Asra Nomani. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Samantha Nutt for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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