UND Honors Program 50th Anniversary
OCT 26th, 2011 Honors will host James Orbinski for a Great Conversations event
In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Honors Program will host James Orbinski for a Great Conversations event Oct. 26 in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Orbinski is best known as a former international president of of Mèdecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). He accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 on behalf of the organization, and he has built up a remarkable record in the areas of health research and humanitarianism in the years since. Triage: James Orbinski’s "Humanitarian Dilemma," a recent documentary, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Orbinski’s book "An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarianism in the 21st Century," is both a popular and critical success. His work encompasses issues of international relations, politics, healthcare, research, human rights, poverty, war, leadership, and civic responsibility. More announcements will follow regarding details of additional events around his visit. Please mark this event on your calendar and consider working Great Conversations into your syllabus for the fall semester.