Speaker Series at SJIS
25 November 2019
2019-20 will see the Speaker Series at St. John’s kick into a higher gear.
As we indicated last school year, when we hosted our first speaker event in the Performing Arts Center when we welcomed British-based investigative photo-journalist Jeremy Hunter who will give a presentation on North Korea, this year we expanded the concept into a full-fledged Speaker Series.
Each of the events will commence at 7 PM and St. John’s offers attendance to its students for free and the community of parents and guardians for the small fee of 15€. As usual, you will be able to reserve your seats via Eventbrite by following this link: eventbrite.com and search for St. John’s Speaker Series
With your ticket, you will be able to enter via the back entrance of the school.
Should you arrive by car, you may park in the underground garage of the PAC.
Some drinks and amuses bouches offered
This year Waterstone’s will be a partner in these events to allow you to purchase books by the authors that will be visiting us.
We chose to invite a whole selection of fascinating speakers this year to talk about a variety of topics.
We are very proud to present this year’s outstanding line-up:
British military historian
In its 75th commemoration year, Mr. King will speak extensively about the “Ardennes Counteroffensive”, including the role of Belgian nurse Augusta Chiwy, and the part it played in bringing along the end of World War II.
Author and Educator
Music journalist, writer and publishing industry analyst
Instrumental in the foundation of many popular magazines in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, he may be best known to many as a co-presenter of the BBC broadcast of Live Aid on 13 July 1985. At St. John’s he will deliver world-class musings about music, business, publishing and the general world of media.
Revisiting St. John’s as a photojournalist
Supported by Hunter’s imagery and videos, Tribes provides a snapshot of these experiences.
Award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent and expert on defense matters
These numbers far exceed the human cost of the 21st century’s wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria combined. Vietnam also made a cultural impact upon its times greater than any modern strife.
Mr. Hastings will explore this bloodbath, the result of a succession of conflicts that lasted three decades, from the human perspective.
We hope to welcome you all in large numbers throughout the year for this undoubtedly fascinating series of speakers that will descend upon St. John’s to share their stories, insight, and experiences.
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