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London event October 16 – War, Paralysis, Disability and Resilience

Tuesday, October 16, from six p.m. Juju’s Bar and Stage, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

Twelve years ago last month, 25 – year – old Reuters reporter Peter Apps broke his neck in a minibus crash covering the Sri Lankan civil war. He’ll be interviewed by journalist and anthropologist Eleanor Beevor about that experience, what he learned as a journalist overseas and his journey back to reporting, life and purpose.

This event is free, but we will be taking donations for both PS21 and Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research. The bar will be open all evening from six p.m., with plenty of chance to network. The discussion itself will begin at seven p.m.

As well as talking on his experiences, we’ll be talking about our plans for the future of PS21 – including opportunities for  students, young professionals and others to get involved.

Peter Apps is Reuters global affairs columnist, executive director of the Project for Study of the 21st Century, an Army reservist and a member of the Labour Party. Prior to his current role, he spent 12 years as a reporter for Reuters news agency. Paralysed from the shoulders down since a war zone car crash in 2006, he has reported for more than 20 countries, over half since the injury.

Eleanor Beevor is a journalist and academic with a focus on conflictIn the Middle East and East Africa.She will be joining the International Institute for Security Studies as Conflict ,Development and Security Analyst in October.

In October 2018, she will  take up the role as Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

“When I broke my neck, I thought my life was over. It hasn’t been quite so simple.”

You can read more about Peter’s story here.

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