Doug Saunders, Columnist, Globe and Mail

EVENT DATE: March 12, 2014
TOPIC: The World’s Worst Neighbourhoods — Hope for the Future.

Doug Saunders, international affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail, was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Wednesday, March 12. His topic was: “The World’s Worst Neighbourhoods – Hope for the Future.”

He promised a fascinating tour of the slums, shantytowns and poor-immigrant districts of four continents. They can be the birthplace of a new middle class and a source of prosperity or a source of violent conflict.

Doug Saunders writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes behind international news. He won the National Newspaper Award (Canada’s Pulitzer Prize) five times.

For more than a decade, he served as the Globe’s European bureau chief. Previously he ran the paper’s Los Angeles bureau. He has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa. He is the author of: Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (2011); and The Myth of the Muslim Tide (2012).