If you missed our first #SeeTheHuman event, you can watch it here: 

At our first event, we were delighted to be in conversation with…

Yalda Hakim: Yalda is an Afghan-Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter and documentary maker. She currently anchors the flagship program ‘Impact with Yalda Hakim’ on BBC World News. In addition to her presenting duties, Yalda regularly reports in the field for the BBC. Recently, she has been reporting directly from Kabul, including the Panorama show "Return of the Taliban" aired at the end of August 2021. From a headline-making investigation in Afghanistan's Kandahar province to her reporting from Libya during the Arab Spring, Yalda has built up a wealth of journalistic experience around the world. She was a finalist for the Australian Young Journalist of the Year Award and won the United Nations Media Peace Prize for Best Australian Television News coverage in 2009.


Emma Leslie: Emma is an Australian-Cambodian peacebuilder supporting peace processes across Asia. As director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, she developed MA and Ph.D. programs in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies, launched the Cambodia Peace Museum and for a decade has served the Philippine Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace talks as a member of the International Contact Group, leading to a peace agreement being signed in 2014. Emma has also been actively engaged in the Myanmar and Korean Peninsula peace processes. Emma was one of the 1000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, and was profiled by KAICIID as a ‘hero of dialogue’.

The event was hosted by Jonathan Cohen, Executive Director of Conciliation Resources.