War Surgeon Shares His Experiences In UNH Lecture

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 11, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. – Gino Strada, internationally-recognized war surgeon and writer, will discuss his experiences in war-torn countries and his book, Green Parrots: A War Surgeon’s Diary, at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, March 23, 2005, as part of the New Hampshire International Seminar Series.

His lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place in the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theatre I, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments begin at 3:40 p.m. Strada will also show portions of a film during his address and will be available to sign copies of his book.

Strada co-founded a non-governmental organization called Emergency that raises funds to build and maintain health care facilities in war-torn countries, and also campaigns to ban antipersonnel mines. His 15 years of experience convinced him that a small, flexible and highly specialized organization like Emergency was necessary to intervene in favor of the civilian victims of war without being hindered by the bureaucratic slowness of governments and the military.

For more information, call 603-862-2398.