In Conversation with Maclean's
with some of the most innovative and fascinating personalities who influence change both at home and abroad.

This cross-country series is your unique opportunity to meet and interact with your favourite heroes, thinkers, entertainers and filmmakers in an informal, intimate setting. Find out what inspires them, how they envision the future, and hear some of their most thought-provoking ideas and opinions.

The Director's Chair
APRIL 20, 2005 | 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
MARTHA COHEN THEATRE, 215 8TH AVE. S.E., CALGARY
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Arthur Kent
ARTHUR KENT
Journalist / Author / Documentary Filmmaker
Throughout his thirty year career, Kent has made a specialty of solo assignments in war zones around the world.  During the 1991 Gulf War, he reported the first-ever live coverage of missile vs. anti-missile warfare. One year later, the “Scud Stud” was forced into a legal battle with NBC management over the intrusion of entertainment values into news. Kent won a record settlement from NBC, and the right to publish the evidence in his book Risk and Redemption: Surviving the Network News Wars.  Currently he is completing production of Home In Alberta, a cinematic short-subject documentary marking Alberta’s 2005 Centennial.
Lewis MacKenzie
MAJ.-GEN. LEWIS MACKENZIE (RET)
Author / Counter-Terrorism Advisor
After thirty-six years of military service in the Infantry,  including peacekeeping duty in Sarajevo, MacKenzie wrote a personal account of his military experiences.  Peacekeeper, Road to Sarajevo, became a number one best seller in 1993. A two hour TV documentary based on the book won a New York film festival award in 1997.  Following the 9/11 attacks, General MacKenzie was appointed as an advisor to the Government of Ontario on counter-terrorism and emergency measures.
Stephen Lewis
STEPHEN LEWIS
UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS
In 2001, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Stephen Lewis as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.  In March 2004, Mr. Lewis was honoured by the United Nations Association in Canada with the Pearson Peace Medal, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the field of international service and understanding.  Recently, Mr. Lewis created the Stephen Lewis Foundation (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org) to help ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Romeo Dallaire
LT.-GEN. ROMÉO DALLAIRE
Commander, UN Assistance Mission to Rwanda / Author
Lieutenant-General Dallaire has held various command, staff and training appointments, including the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR).  Since his retirement, he has worked to bring an understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder to the public. His internationally recognized book Shake Hands With The Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda was awarded the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction for 2004.
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