Humanitarian advocate and past president of Médecins sans frontières (MSF), Dr. James Orbinski, to speak at Concordia University



    MONTREAL, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. James Orbinksi, who accepted the
Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of MSF (Doctors without Borders) in 1999, and
author of "An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century"
(Doubleday Canada, 2008), will lecture on his field experiences in Africa and
elsewhere and on issues that include global health diplomacy and volunteerism.
    Dr. Orbinski is a Toronto-based research scientist and associate
professor of family and community medicine and political science at the
University of Toronto.
    The lecture, which is free and open to all, will be followed by a
question-and-answer period. It is sponsored by Abitibi-Consolidated, now
AbitibiBowater.

    
    Date:     Thursday, September 25, 2008

    Time:     7 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Venue:    Henry Hall Building, Room H-110
              1455, boul. De Maisonneuve West, Concordia University, Montreal
    

    NOTE: Cameras, video and audio recordings are prohibited during the
lecture.




For further information:

For further information: Lucy Niro, Communications Director, Advancement
and Alumni Relations, (514) 848-2424, ext. 4977, Cell: (514) 467-4955,
lucy.niro@concordia.ca


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