Prof. Lasker on international volunteering

Dr. Judith Lasker discussed the value of short-term international volunteer programs in global health at the first event hosted by the Lehigh Bioethics Club Wednesday night [Sept. 18] in Maginnes Hall. She shared her knowledge to a crowd of students aspiring to enter the medical field. Dr. Lasker has been working on a research project revolving around the strengths and weaknesses of short-term global health volunteer programs for the past two years.

“Short term volunteer work has become a very popular thing in modern society," said Dr. Lasker. "There has been a dramatic growth in short-term international volunteering in the past 10 years. Millions of people around the world are traveling to poor countries to do volunteer work, and spending billions of dollars to do so.”

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