Phoebe Bradt Lectureship
The Phoebe Bradt Lectureship presents contemporary French thought leaders in French business, medicine, politics, science, and technology. The Lectureship takes its name from Phoebe W. Bradt—20th Century business woman, educator, environmentalist, political activist and naturalist—who immersed herself in French education and business in Paris in the 1920s. Her values were honorable, humane, and enduring. Her legacy is that of a role model for engagement in contemporary issues of consequence in the modern world. She will be remembered for nourishing the human spirit by unequivocally savoring and sharing life and all of its wonderful gifts.
The Phoebe Bradt inaugural lecture was delivered by Dr. Rony Brauman, specialist in epidemiology and tropical medicine, and former President of Médecins sans frontières (1982-1994). He is currently a professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politique Paris (Sciences-Po) and Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute of the University of Manchester. He is also columnist for the magazine Alternatives internationales. Dr. Brauman’s lecture “Catastrophes naturelles, mythes et réalités (l’expérience de MSF)” was presented on October 20, 2010 and appreciated by JYF and University of Paris students, host families and colleagues.