Speakers Profile - Nick Bryant

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Nick Bryant served as a BBC correspondent in Washington and South Asia before arriving in Sydney in 2006, where he was the BBC Australia correspondent.

In Washington, he covered the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, while in South Asia he reported from the sharp end of the Bush administration's war on terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He has filed from many of the world's most famous datelines, including the White House, the Kremlin, the DMZ on the Korean Peninsula, Downing Street, Ground Zero and Guantanamo Bay.

He has also reported from many trouble spots, including Kashmir, the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Gaza, Iran and Rwanda.

A history graduate from Cambridge with a PhD in American politics from Oxford, he is the author of two books, The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and the Struggle for Black Equality and Adventures in Correspondentland.

He is married to the Australian fashion designer Fleur Wood.