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At Crisis Point: Frank Gardner on his Debut Thriller

Event 6 Friday 3 March, 11.30am-12.30pm Al Ras 3, InterContinental

Authors: Frank Gardner
“This is intelligent, high-voltage story-telling of the very highest order.” – Tony Parsons reviewing Crisis.

Renowned BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner has drawn on his many years of reporting on global security to write his compelling debut novel Crisis, in which former commando Luke Carlton races against time to foil a diabolical plot to attack London. A chance to hear from one of the world’s security experts on the real-world inspiration behind his fiction and the kind of dangers we can expect to face tomorrow.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

At Crisis Point: Frank Gardner on his Debut Thriller

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Foreign Correspondents: Stories from the Front Line

Event 46 Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am Al Ras 3, InterContinental

“The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of drawing the world's attention to disasters in the making or being covered up.” – Chinua Achebe

Small wars permitting, this is a unique opportunity to hear directly from two people who carry a heavy responsibility – reporting with both accuracy and respect from the centre of wars and disasters.

Actively covering the most volatile areas of the world, our panellists have experienced first-hand the extreme dangers and moral depravity of conflict. Prepare for unexpected insights and deeply powerful stories.

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s Security Correspondent who since 2001 has been heavily involved in covering the ‘war on terror,’ even after barely escaping a terrorist shooting in Saudi Arabia.

Christina Lamb has spent 28 years covering the drawn-out conflict in Afghanistan and her tenacious reporting from Zimbabwe led to her being declared an enemy of the state by Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Foreign Correspondents: Stories from the Front Line

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