By Karen Garloch
Sophie Delaunay, executive director of the U.S. section of Doctors without Borders, will give two lectures in Charlotte Thursday.
The first will be at a luncheon meeting of the World Affairs Council from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Her topic will be "From Haiti to Afghanistan: On the Frontlines of Humanitarian Crises." The fee is $40 for members of the World Affairs Council, $55 for others. Details: 704-687-7762.
She’ll also give a free lecture on the same topic at 3:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library, Dale Halton Reading Room. Details: Rebecca Vincent, 704-687-7305.
Delaunay became executive director of the U.S. section of Doctors without Borders/Medicines sans Frontiers (MSF) in January 2009 after 12 years with MSF in China, Rwanda and Thailand. MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries. The organization received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.