2010 World Leaders Lecture Forum with Dr. James Orbinski
"Dignity and Global Health"
April 6, 2010
In this lecture, Dr. Orbinski will explore questions on the interrelated states of health and illness on a global scale. In a world of sharp economic disparities, what responsibilities do we have to the suffering? How do we insure that those ravaged by medical calamities live and die in dignity?
James Orbinski provided humanitarian aid, protection, and medical assistance for thousands of people as president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) during the genocide in Rwanda and the civil war in Zaire, and advocates for access to essential medicines, global health governance, and humanitarian crisis management. He accepted a Nobel Peace Prize for the organization in 1999.