Christina Lamb OBE is a bestselling author and one of Britain’s leading correspondents. Five-times winner of Foreign Correspondent of the Year, she has also won the Prix Bayeux, Europe’s most prestigious award for war correspondents.

Her latest book, Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World, tells the story of the longest war fought by Britain since the Hundred Years War and the longest in the United States’ history. This brave and authoritative book examines how success became defeat in a fiasco that has left the country poor, still in the hands of the Taliban and now nuclear-armed, making it one of the most dangerous countries on earth.

Christina will share stories from her travels around the world, providing her own unique, personal insight into some of the most controversial issues of the day. This is a rare opportunity to hear the thoughts and opinions of someone who has been to the front line and back again, who has fallen in love with fierce and passionate countries ravaged by war and has witnessed both the best and the worst that humanity has to offer.

About The Speaker

Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb is a bestselling author and one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. She has written seven books including the bestselling I Am Malala with Malala Yousafzai. Her latest book is Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World. Christina is an inspirational speaker, who has given talks all over the world, and she was chosen by top-selling women’s magazine Grazia as one of its Icons of the Decade.

About The Moderator

Colin Philpott

Colin Philpott is a writer, producer and presenter. He is a former Director of the National Media Museum and BBC programme-maker, and ran the lobbying group Bradford Breakthrough until 2015.