Dr. Deane Marchbein of Doctors Without Borders, at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Dr. Deane Marchbein
Moderator Gary Eichten (left) and Dr. Deane Marchbein, president of the board of Doctors Without Borders, at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, March 8, 2014.
Courtesy of Augsburg College

Dr. Deane Marchbein gave a keynote address at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on March 8, 2014 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Marchbein is the president of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. The international organization of 30,000 medical personnel has helped 8 million people in 70 countries around the world.

But Dr. Marchbein emphasizes that Doctors Without Borders is a medical humanitarian action organization, not a human rights or political organization.

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