For her courageous and compassionate journalism
Ayed is a foreign correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the author of the memoir, A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring.
Ayed is best known for her reporting from the Middle East, notably during the United States–led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the 2006 war in Lebanon.
Ayed has also covered humanitarian crises, including the ongoing exodus of Syrian refugees to Europe.
Nahlah Ayed addresses the Faculty of Arts and Science at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 7.