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DOUBLE TALK: James Harkin

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From 18:30pm to 20:00pm

On: Wednesday, Oct 18th 2017
Folkestone Quarterhouse
  • From 18:30pm to 20:00pm
  • Folkestone CT20 1BN, UK (0.6 miles from town centre)
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James Harkin, Syria reporter and director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the death and life of investigative journalism

James Harkin is director for the Centre for Investigative Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harperís, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and The Guardian. A former director of talks at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), he once taught politics at Oxford University, and was associate producer on Adam Curtisís two BBC series The Trap and All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace. For the last five years heís been reporting on the Syrian conflict from all sides. His last book, Hunting Season, an investigative account of the rise of the Islamic State group and its campaign of kidnapping journalists, was published in November 2015 by Little, Brown in the UK and Hachette in the US.

An informal, weekly salon-style event, in which the speaker gives a short presentation followed by questions and a chance for further discussion over free drinks. Guests include Folkestone Triennial 2017 artists as well as experts, who expand on ideas related to the Triennial title, double edge.

Free. Booking recommended as capacity is limited.

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