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Oct. 30 - International Festival

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Founder of Doctors Without Borders North America
To Speak At Carnegie Mellon's International Festival, Nov. 3

PITTSBURGH—Dr. Richard Heinzl, founder of Doctors Without Borders North America, will present the keynote lecture for Carnegie Mellon University's 16th annual International Festival at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3 in Rangos Ballroom in the University Center. His presentation, "Living in a World Without Borders," will discuss how individuals can impact the world and how organizations can inject more energy and commitment into their culture and become more global in their outlook. Tickets for the lecture and lunch are free and available to the public.   

In 1991, Heinzl founded Doctors Without Borders Canada and became the organization's first field volunteer, traveling to Cambodia and Iraq. Since then, the organization has mobilized more than 700 volunteers to respond to public health emergencies around the world. Heinzl has received numerous awards and citations, including being named to Report on Business magazine's "Top 40 Under 40." He is vice president of Vivid Health Solutions, which creates motion picture and new media solutions for the health sciences.   

The theme for this year's International Festival, which runs from Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4, is "Body, Mind & Spirit: Prescriptions for Global Health." Theme-related workshops, lectures, discussions and performances will take place in Carnegie Mellon's University Center. All events are free and open to the public. Some events require tickets, which are available in advance at the University Center's Information Desk.    

The weekend program includes a performance of "Sacred Music Sacred Dance" by the Multiphonic Singers of Drepung Loseling Monastery at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 in Rangos Ballroom. Tickets are required.    

For more information and to view the full International Festival schedule, visit