Q | Season 6 | Oct 12, 2012 | 12:47

A chat with Global Enrichment Foundation founder Amanda Lindhout

Global Enrichment Foundation founder Amanda Lindhout joins Jian on stage at the University of Calgary to speak about her harrowing experience of being kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 and being held hostage for 460 days.

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