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A night with Allan Little - Former BBC Correspondent

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Join Allan Little's talk about BREXIT. As a former BBC correspondent, born in South West Scotland we're delighted to host him!

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Allan Little, former BBC foreign correspondent will join us for a talk on BREXIT, followed by a cocktail hour. Allan is currently a Senior Fellow with UC Berkeley in Foreign Affairs. We are thrilled that he will be with us, and we hope that you are also able to join the special event.

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Allan Little was born and raised in Galloway in the rural south west of Scotland. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (1982).

He joined the BBC as a researcher at its Scottish headquarters in 1983, and moved to London in 1985 to train as a reporter.

After two years on local radio he joined the flagship news program. Today on BBC Radio 4. He reported the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 and went on the cover the Gulf War on 1990-91 from the Iraqi capital Baghdad and then from Kuwait and Southern Iraq.

He spent four years reporting the wars that accompanied the break-up Yugoslavia from 1991-95, and co-authored (with Laura Silber) the acclaimed history of the conflict Death of Yugoslavia (penguin 1995).

He was the BBC’s Africa Correspondent based in Johannesburg form 1995-97 and 2000-2001, reporting Nelson Mandela’s presidency and from around the continent - Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and elsewhere. He reported the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, and the subsequent civil war in what was then Zaire. He was present when the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire collapsed and the country was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo.

From 1997-99 he was based in Moscow during the second term of Boris Yeltsin presidency, reporting the failure of the democratizing, westernizing reforms that Yeltsin has earlier championed, and the early days of Vladimir Putin.

He was the BBC’s Paris correspondent from 2003-05, reporting extensively from Europe. From 2005-2013 he was a Special Correspondent for BBC News based in London.

In 2014 he returned to his native Scotland to report that countries referendum on independence from the UK.

He has presented many of the BBC’s news programs on radio and television including Today (Radio 4) and Newsnight (BBC-2), as well as programs the BBC World Service. He has presented many long form documentaries on both radio and television.

He is an Honorary Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Europe Studies, UC Berkeley. He is Chairman of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

He continues to work for BBC News as a Special Correspondent on both news and longer form assignments.

He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, the journalist and broadcaster Sheena McDonald.

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