As part of The Word On The Street Festival, author and activist Amanda Lindhout joins Dr. Andrew Thompson, CIGI Senior Fellow, at the Waterloo Region Record Stage at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda for an interview about her bestselling memoir A House in the Sky.

The Word on the Street Festival, is an annual one-day national book and magazine family festival celebrating literacy and the written arts. The festival is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere. The Word On The Street promotes the importance of literacy with free exhibits, performances and hands-on activities.

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Andrew S. Thompson

CIGI Senior Fellow

Andrew S. Thompson is a CIGI senior fellow, effective November 2014.  A specialist in the fields of international human rights, civil society movements and fragile states, Andrew is adjunct assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and the program officer for the global governance programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.