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Transnational NGO Initiative Presents: Opinion Without Borders: Reforming the Governance Structure of a Large International NGO

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Transnational NGO Initiative Presents: "Opinion Without Borders: Reforming the Governance Structure of a Large International NGO" by Kris Torgeson

Nearing its 40th anniversary in 2011, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) found itself both proud of its achievements and growth as well as confronted by internal and external challenges that its governance structure could no longer adequately address. How does a large international non-profit confront such challenges and come to the consensus needed to reform itself? What are the steps taken, the risks faced, the choices made, and the lessons learned?

Kris Torgeson served as the Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from October 2008 to September 2012. She started working for MSF in 1998 and was Director of Communications for MSFUSA before joining MSF International. She holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Chinese from Columbia University. Kris is currently working as a non-profit management consultant based in New York.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
12:30 PM
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