The award-winning photojournalist and TEDPrize winner, James Nachtwey, and I traveled to the southern Philippines in 2009 as part of a project to highlight the impact of armed conflict on civilians. We met this young man in the ER of a hospital in Cotabato. He was displaced and had tuberculosis. He died a day later. James’ photos and my writing were featured in a traveling photo exhibit called ”Our World. At War.” It has been seen across the globe and featured at the Newseum, on the BBC, CNN, TIME.com and by other media outlets.
Copyright: James Nachtwey/ICRC/VII 

The award-winning photojournalist and TEDPrize winner, James Nachtwey, and I traveled to the southern Philippines in 2009 as part of a project to highlight the impact of armed conflict on civilians. We met this young man in the ER of a hospital in Cotabato. He was displaced and had tuberculosis. He died a day later. James’ photos and my writing were featured in a traveling photo exhibit called ”Our World. At War.” It has been seen across the globe and featured at the Newseum, on the BBC, CNN, TIME.com and by other media outlets.

Copyright: James Nachtwey/ICRC/VII 

I conceptualized, coordinated and curated the first-ever TEDx event held by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - the world’s largest humanitarian network. It took place on 27 November in front of a packed house of 550 guests and a web cast audience worldwide in four languages. Check out our site at www.tedxrc2.com! Here’s a picture of all of our speakers with Guest Event Host and TEDGlobal Curator, Bruno Giussani. A wider selection of photos can be found on Flikr: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/icrc/sets/72157628217666799/

I conceptualized, coordinated and curated the first-ever TEDx event held by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - the world’s largest humanitarian network. It took place on 27 November in front of a packed house of 550 guests and a web cast audience worldwide in four languages. Check out our site at www.tedxrc2.com! Here’s a picture of all of our speakers with Guest Event Host and TEDGlobal Curator, Bruno Giussani. A wider selection of photos can be found on Flikr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/icrc/sets/72157628217666799/

I wrote about shattering the stigma of TB in Georgia after meeting two men whose lives were worlds apart, yet who had so much in common. I’ll never forget Tina’s (pictured right) contageous compassion and warm spirit. The photojournalist, Zalmaï, who traveled with me to the former Soviet Union, took this picture. http://goo.gl/knZ3g

I wrote about shattering the stigma of TB in Georgia after meeting two men whose lives were worlds apart, yet who had so much in common. I’ll never forget Tina’s (pictured right) contageous compassion and warm spirit. The photojournalist, Zalmaï, who traveled with me to the former Soviet Union, took this picture. http://goo.gl/knZ3g

I curated this wonderful, inspiring TEDxRC² talk by Alberto Cairo, who runs the ICRC’s orthopedic program in Afghanistan. It is a breathtaking, heartbreaking and beautiful talk about the importance of listening to and learning from others. Alberto is a dear friend and a personal hero of mine, who has taught me a great deal about humanity and dignity.

I snapped this shot of three beautiful sisters at their food stall in Bamako during my first trip to Africa in 2003. I was there on a solo journalism assignment to explore the digital divide in Mali - one of Africa’s poorest nations. Here’s the feature I wrote: http://goo.gl/sm8Bc

I snapped this shot of three beautiful sisters at their food stall in Bamako during my first trip to Africa in 2003. I was there on a solo journalism assignment to explore the digital divide in Mali - one of Africa’s poorest nations. Here’s the feature I wrote: http://goo.gl/sm8Bc

I took this picture of Amina in 2004 during a reporting trip to Gaza. She was growing up in a refugee camp in Jabalia. Here’s her story from back then: http://goo.gl/BU62R I wonder where and how she is today?

I took this picture of Amina in 2004 during a reporting trip to Gaza. She was growing up in a refugee camp in Jabalia. Here’s her story from back then: http://goo.gl/BU62R I wonder where and how she is today?

Following the devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, which killed tens of thousands of people and made many more homeless, I met with villagers in remote areas of the country to talk to them about their humanitarian needs. (That’s me in the front taking notes… the only woman in the photo.) Here’s the article I wrote: http://goo.gl/lhmfm

Following the devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, which killed tens of thousands of people and made many more homeless, I met with villagers in remote areas of the country to talk to them about their humanitarian needs. (That’s me in the front taking notes… the only woman in the photo.) Here’s the article I wrote: http://goo.gl/lhmfm

In 2010, I went behind bars in Azerbaijan with Swiss-Afghan photojournalist, Zalmaï, to discover what it’s like to live with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis as a detainee and to find out what the authorities are doing to stem the spread of this silent killer. CNN put my story on their homepage: http://goo.gl/ZvXPn

I also helped curate this amazing talk by the Norwegian Foreign Minister. Check it out! It just might change the way you think….