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Heinzl to speak on campus as part of Distinguished Lecture Series

Aubrey Carlsen

Richard Heinzl, founder of the North American chapter of Doctors Without Borders, will address students at the Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union Building on April 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public and includes free parking.

Heinzl’s lectures focus on inspiration, and showing people they can fulfill their dreams while giving back to the community.

During his college years,  Heinzl spent a brief time in Uganda. He later spent a year in Cambodia as a medical volunteer. His experience motivated him to create his humanitarian organization.

Doctors Without Borders is an organization operating in over 70 countries. The main purpose is providing medical aid to those most in need, regardless of financial situation.

From his humanitarian efforts,  Heinzl has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Report on Business magazine.

Following Heinzl’s lead, hundreds of volunteers have since offered their expertise to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Heinzl’s lectures are full of personal experience and moving stories, all the while depicting a borderless world and suggesting humans are all the same. His message is simple—ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

For more information, visit Boise State’s event website.