Zeinab Badawi will be in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government.
Zeinab was born in the Sudan. Her family moved to London when she was two years old. Zeinab is one of the best-known broadcast journalists working in the field today. She anchors BBC HARDtalk, which feature the world’s politicians and business leaders, and presents Global Questions and World Debates. Zeinab’s definitive series of Africa’s history, made in association with UNESCO, is broadcasting on BBC World TV. Her awards include International TV Personality of the Year; Movie, Video and Screen Award, (MVISA) life time achievement award; and she has been named several times in Powerlist as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential members of the black community.
Zeinab studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University and took a Master’s Degree on Middle East History and Anthropology at SOAS London University. Zeinab was awarded an honorary doctorate by SOAS, London University for her services to international broadcasting.