Kirsty Lang

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Kirsty Lang is a presenter of Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, Front Row. She is an experienced journalist and broadcaster with a special interest in foreign affairs and culture. She spent many years as a foreign correspondent reporting for the BBC and the Sunday Times from Eastern Europe and later Paris. She’s been a presenter on Channel 4 News, BBC 4 and BBC World. Kirsty chaired the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a judge of the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction in Translation. In 2012 Kirsty was a visiting Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. She is a Trustee of the British Council.

Kirsty is an experienced chair who has moderated conferences and panels all over the UK and internationally on topics ranging from education and health to arts, culture and foreign affairs. Clients have included the Arts Council, Royal Opera House, WHO, NICE, IBM, BMA, Eurostudies UK, Union of Head Teachers, the Bosch Foundation and the WISE Education conference in Qatar.

She tweets as @bbckirstylang

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk 

Kirsty is a regular presenter for Front Row on BBC Radio Four. She spent many years as a foreign correspondent reporting for the BBC and the Sunday Times from Eastern Europe and later Paris. She’s been a presenter on Channel 4 News, BBC 4 and BBC World.

Kirsty is a Visiting Professor in the Department of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York.

She is an experienced chair who has moderated conferences and panels all over the UK and internationally on topics ranging from education and health to arts, culture and foreign affairs. Clients have included the Arts Council, Royal Opera House, WHO, NICE, IBM, BMA, Eurostudies UK, Union of Head Teachers, the Bosch Foundation and the WISE Education conference in Qatar.

Recent testimonials include:

Design Council ‘Leading Business by Design Summit’
Thank you from Design Council for Chairing the Leading Business by Design Summit 2015 at BCU in Birmingham last week. Your time and contribution made the Summit a big success, we appreciated you being there and part of it.

Chartered Accountants Conference
Thank you from the whole team here for your professionalism and sense of humour - it really helped both days and the feedback has been excellent.

Facilities Management – Annual Conference
We really appreciate the time and effort that you have put into preparing for the event and contributing to its success. Thank you as well for helping us through the unexpected moments – not always an easy task I am sure…Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you again

Beating the Recession event
We were very pleased with Kirsty’s involvement in the event. I received a lot of comments from delegates who said they thought she was an excellent chair and hosted the panel debate with authority.

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk 


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