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Ronan Farrow: Power, Media and Politics

4 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm

A CJF Special Presentation
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Beginning with last year’s explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker investigation on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault, and continuing with his recent reports exposing similar allegations against CBS head Les Moonves, Ronan Farrow has become a leading journalist in exposing how influential figures in media and politics abuse power and hide sexual misconduct. For his role in exposing Weinstein and helping spur the #MeToo movement, Farrow was the recipient of the 2018 CJF Special Citation for excellence in journalism.

In Farrow’s bestselling book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, the former diplomat pivots to a different realm of power, that of America’s influence abroad. Hear Farrow’s take on the challenge of changing cultures and power dynamics, in conversation with Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter with The Globe and Mail.


War on Peace

U.S. foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America’s place in the world. The U.S. has become a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth—Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them—Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. 

Books will be available for sale. No signing available.


Sunday, November 4
6pm Doors open  | 7pm Discussion St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Bluma Appel Theatre 27 Front Street East Toronto

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Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is an investigative journalist who writes for The New Yorker and makes documentaries for HBO. He is the author of the bestselling “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence” and is at work on a new book, “Catch and Kill,” that will explore the sexual misconduct of powerful men and the systems in place to keep victims quiet. Farrow has been an anchor and reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and his writing has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award, and the National Magazine Award, among other commendations, and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is also an attorney and former State Department official. He lives in New York City. @RonanFarrow


Robyn Doolittle

Robyn Doolittle is an award-winning journalist and author. She is a member of the Globe and Mail’s investigative team and is a two-time winner of Canada’s Michener Award. Her book, “Crazy Town: the Rob Ford Story” was a #1 national bestseller. Recently, Robyn’s probe into the ways that Canadian police services handle sexual assault cases has prompted a national overhaul of policy, training and practices around sexual violence. For that work, she was awarded a National Newspaper Award for investigative journalism and was named the 2017 journalist of the year. @robyndoolittle



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Photo: Chris Young


4 November 2018
7:00 pm
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