#LOGANCIJ March Talks

    This March we're delighted to present a fantastic line up of speakers for three new Logan Talks: 

    Zelda Perkins: We need to talk about NDA's

    Nearly twenty years ago, Zelda Perkins reluctantly signed a non-disclosure agreement with Miramax which prevented her from speaking out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged harassment and sexual assault of her and a colleague. At the end of last year, she publicly broke that agreement to talk about her experience and shine a light on the improper use of NDA’s. Now she comes exclusively to the CIJ to talk about the dangers both for victims and for journalists which flow from the egregious use of non-disclosure agreements in financial settlements - and what can be done about it.

    Zelda Perkins is a theatre producer. At the CIJ she will be in conversation with CIJ Director James Harkin

    6th March 6pm, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre. Free event book here


    Alexis Okeowo: Women resisting religious extremism.

    To coincide with International Women’s Day, Alexis Okeowo comes to the CIJ to talk about the untold, incredible stories of how ordinary women in Africa are resisting fundamentalism and extremism, from the Lord’s Resistance Army to Boko Haram.

    Alexis Okeowo is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of A Moonless, Starless Sky. Between 2012 and 2015 she was based in Lagos, Nigeria. Alexis will be in conversation with Marina Calland, CIJ.

    8th March, 6pm, LG02 PSH Building. Free event book here

    Marty Baron: Investigative journalism in the age of Trump.

    Since taking over as executive editor of The Washington Post since 2013, Martin “Marty” Baron has led something of a resurgence at the paper. Before that he was editor of The Boston Globe for a decade, during which time he led its investigation into the cover-up of clerical sexual abuse in the city which became the film Spotlight. Arguably the most important editor currently working in America, he comes to the CIJ to talk about his career and about the challenges and opportunities of doing investigative journalism, and of speaking truth to power, in the age of President Trump. He will be in conversation with CIJ Director James Harkin.

    22nd March, 4pm. Free event book here.

    Åsne Seierstad: Into the Syrian Jihad

    Based on her experience of writing Two Sisters, her new book about two Norwegian sisters who leave their home near Oslo for jihad Syria, Åsne Seierstad comes to the CIJ to talk about how to report the conflict in Syria, domestic Islamic extremism and the rise of the Islamic State group.

    Åsne Seierstad is an acclaimed Norwegian writer and investigative journalist and the author of The Bookseller of KabulHer books have sold over a million copies to date: Two Sisters was the best-selling book in Norway in 2016. At the CIJ she will be in conversation with CIJ Director James Harkin, CIJ Director and author of Hunting Season

    21st March 12:30pm, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre. Free event book here