2019 Speakers and Workshops

Lara Logan

Award-Winning Investigative Journalist

Lara Logan's candid reporting, often from the most dangerous places in the world, has earned her a prominent place among the world's best foreign correspondents.
In her role at 60 Minutes and in other reporting roles, Logan helps us understand the political and human conflicts around the world, including Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.
Totally committed to any story she reports on, she lived in Iraq for five years at the height of the violence. She was one of the few journalists in Baghdad when the U.S. Military entered the city, reporting live in the square as the statue of Sadam fell.
Logan has earned almost every journalistic and reporting award, among them are the highly prestigious duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the Overseas Press Club, multiple Emmys and the RTNDA/ Edward R. Murrow Award – just to name a few.
Her fearless determination to get the story from its vortex, no matter how dangerous, has often put Logan herself in great personal danger. In Tahrir Square in Egypt in 2010, she came close to death when she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a huge mob while reporting for 60 Minutes on the Arab Spring.
She is an investigative journalist who heads straight into hostile places not for spectacle, but for the sake of the audience understanding the real issues of our time, Logan is an insightful interpreter of international current events and a fearless interviewer asking tough questions of today's most powerful people. Her honesty, bravery and heroics are legendary. She fights for the rights of all humans around the globe.