On Tuesday, October 22nd at 12:30 PM in 341 Eggers Hall, Kris Torgeson will give a talk entitled "Opinion Without Borders: Reforming a Governance Structure of a Large International NGO." Lunch will be provided for this event.
She will also give a career talk later in the day between 4:00-5:00 PM at 204B Maxwell Hall.
Information about the talk:
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's Bio:
Kris Torgeson served as the Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from October 2008 to September 2012. MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is one of the world’s most renowned humanitarian relief NGOs. MSF typically perform their role in emergency relief immediately following disasters and other forms of crises. Kris started working for MSF in 1998 and was Director of Communications for MSF USA 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.