Dr. Samantha Nutt, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, C.M.
Founder and President
Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor, Samantha is a sought after expert in the field of foreign policy and geopolitics, as seen through the lens of twenty-five years practical experience working with children and communities in war zones across the globe.
Samantha is a much sought after media commentator throughout North America. She is a regular panelist on CBC’s flagship national news program, The National, and a contributor to leading media outlets in Canada, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CTV and Maclean’s magazine. She has also appeared in Time and Marie Claire, and on NBC Nightly News, BBC World News Service and NPR. In November 2015, she spoke at the Ted Talks Live event on Broadway in New York.
Samantha’s critically-acclaimed debut book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, was released by Random House in October 2011 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 her work in some of the most devastated regions of the world. She is currently working on a second book, an exploration of youth extremist movements around the world, from terrorists to emerging reactionary groups, and the implications for global peace and security over the next decade.
In July 2011, Dr. Nutt was 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.
Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and sits on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.