March 29, 2017

Former Doctors Without Borders Leader James Orbinski to Speak at Haas, Jan. 27 - POSTPONED

James Orbinski

NOTE: This event has been postponed.

James Orbinski, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) when the organization received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Wells Fargo Room.

An interest in global health, medicine, and humanitarianism has taken Orbinski to troubled spots around the world. He served with Médecins Sans Frontières in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in 1994; as MSF's head of mission in both Kigali during the 1994 Rwandan genocide; and in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), during the 1996 Rwandan refugee crisis.

Orbinski is being brought to campus by the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. The lecture is free and open to the Haas community, but space is filling up quickly. To attend, RSVP to alyssa_rahn@haas.berkeley.edu.

For James Orbinski’s full biography, visit http://www.ethics.utoronto.ca/index.php?p_id=92&id=4.

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