Date of release: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mike ThomsonA senior BBC foreign affairs reporter will be sharing his experiences from places as diverse as Iraq and the Arctic Circle during the next Big Picture seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Mike Thomson, Foreign Affairs Correspondent for BBC Radio 4's Today programme, will be presenting The human face of news: Global despatches on Wednesday 25 February. The seminar is free to attend and open to all, with registration details below.

Mike began his career in BBC local radio in the late 1980s before moving on to work as a freelance reporter for Sky TV, The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and as a presenter for BBC Radio 4 and Radio Five Live.

Today he is a multi-award winning journalist, having covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Eastern DR Congo, Sudan and Mali, as well as the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the fall of Gaddafi and the death of Nelson Mandela. Mike has also worked undercover in Burma, Zimbabwe and Syria, and has reported from North Korea, Saint Helena and the Arctic Circle.

Run by the university's Business School, the popular Big Picture seminar series gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the general public. Subjects include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the economy and the media.

The seminar takes place from 5pm at the Greenwich Campus. It is free to attend but essential to register: for details, see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar

To find out more about studying with the Business School: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculties/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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Picture: Mike Thomson.