Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

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Emmy Award-winning journalist, former NBC News Network anchor and international correspondent, Ann Curry has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq, reported on nuclear tensions from North Korea and Iran.

She has reported on humanitarian disasters, including the tsunamis in Japan and Southeast Asia, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter (@AnnCurry) is credited for helping to speed the arrival of humanitarian planes. She is also the force behind groundbreaking prime time hours on climate change and poverty in America and Iran.

Ann has conducted a long list of exclusive and news breaking interviews, which have included Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, President Ahmadinejad, President Khatami and Foreign Minister Zarif; Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad; Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto, President Ali Zadari and President Musharraf; Turkey’s President Erdogan; Sudan’s President Omar Bashir and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir; Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Chad’s President Idris Deby. Her impressive list also includes U.S. Presidents, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barack Obama as well as Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu among others.

Ann has won 7 national news Emmys and numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, Gracie Allen Awards, National Headliner Awards. The NAACP has honoured her with an Excellence in Reporting award. Women in Communications has awarded her a Matrix. Ann has also been given numerous humanitarian awards, from organizations including Refugees International, Americares, Save the Children, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which awarded her a Medal of Valor, for her dedication to reporting about genocide.