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.