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Academic Speaker Series


Featured Speaker: Mary Lightfine

Monday, September 15, 2003 - "Nurse Without Boundaries"


Mary Lightfine is a registered nurse and veteran volunteer with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. She has provided emergency medical care in more than a dozen countries, most recently Afghanistan, Cuba, and Haiti. She was ambushed in Somalia, delivered babies in Sri Lanka, and was one of the first to provide medical aid to refugees in Kosovo. Lightfine has assisted in delivering food or medical care to remote villages in Southern Sudan, Liberia, Pakistan, and Nicaragua. She shares with her audiences the human stories behind the headlines from some of the neediest places on Earth.