Geneva Literary Aid Society

The GLAS Hour – Meet the Author: Mukesh Kapila (11.12.2020)

Mukesh Kapila is one of the most influential voices on the world stage when it comes to humanitarian action. He is widely celebrated for raising his voice against the genocide in Darfur which led to his expulsion from Sudan, a rare fate for a UN country representative. His memoir about that experience Against a Tide of Evil was nominated for the 2013 Best Non-Fiction Book award by the Crime Writers Association.

His career has brought him to some 120 countries over the last 40 years and his latest book No Stranger to Kindness captures a life lived to the full in the pursuit of peace and justice.

How to watch

Friday 11 December, 20:00 CET

Denis McClean’s conversation with Mukesh Kapila will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook. You can submit questions and comments directly in the chat on either platform.

About Mukesh Kapila

Dr. Kapila rose from humble beginnings in his native India to graduate in medicine from Oxford. He went on to lead the first National UK HIV/AIDS Programme before embarking on an international career which made him an eye-witness to many disasters and tragedies including Rwanda and Srebrenica. He was closely involved in developing the Sustainable Development Goals which have set the agenda for UN action over the next ten years.

His knowledge and expertise have been sought by the UK’ s Department for International Development (DFID), several UN agencies including WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and a host of other governmental and non-governmental organisations.  Among his many awards are a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II. Most recently he has been Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. You can check out his website and follow him on Twitter @mukeshkapila

And finally…

These events are free but we would ask those who can afford it to make a donation, however small, to the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children. It is that time of year after all!

Bank details are below.

IBAN: IE48 AIBK 9343 4821 4390 06
Account number: 21439006