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He has recently published 'Ghosts of Afghanistan' drawing on his 30 years of experience visiting and reporting on the country.
Critical of the American intervention, he will also speak to City University International Journalism Professor John Owen about his time in Afghanistan.
Jonathan Steele has had a long and acclaimed career with the Guardian reporting as a foreign correspondent from many different countries.
With forty years at the paper, Jonathan was bureau chief in Moscow during the break up of the USSR. He reported from the Balkans in the 1990s and, more recently has covered events from Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Author of books on Russian foreign policy and British and US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan (among others) his new offering: 'Ghosts of Afghanistan' has recently been published.
He has twice been named International Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards.
One of international journalism's leading figures, John Owen is executive editor for programs at Al Jazeera English, London and founding chairman of the Frontline club.
He worked for many years as head of TV news at the Canadian broadcaster CBC before leaving to set up the European Centre of the Freedom Foundation in 1996.
John is heavily involved in training journalists just about everywhere and is Professor of International Journalism at City University.