Con­trib­u­tors’ Notes

“A World of Dif­fer­ence,” p. 54

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“When I was fif­teen, I saw Médecins Sans Fron­tières as an or­ga­ni­za­tion whose staff were out­spo­ken risk tak­ers. When I joined MSF thirty-five years later, as a par­ent, my sense of risk tak­ing had changed. MSF was still no­to­ri­ous for be­ing re­bel­lious, but it had also rec­og­nized that the job re­quires ex­pe­ri­ence, ma­tu­rity, and com­pas­sion. That’s where our two re­al­i­ties met.”

Sid­ney Coles is cur­rently de­vel­op­ing a sup­port pro­gram for par­ents and preschool-aged chil­dren liv­ing in con­flict zones.

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