An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists. Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced deep personal torment, James Orbinski, M.D. still believes in “the good we can be if we so choose.” Through his stories, he provides us with lessons in how we can inject humanitarian activity into our lives. Dr. James Orbinski is past international president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for MSF in 1999 and is the founder of Dignitas International, an organization committed to community-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world.
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Sara Eliott Holliday, The New York Society Library
James Orbinski, M.D., Author, An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century
Recorded at Merkin Concert Hall, September 24, 2009. Runtime: 93 minutes.