USC: A Conversation with Denis Mukwege

October 4, 2013

In his first Los Angeles visit, the Congolese doctor will discuss his fight for women’s rights and crusade against sexual violence

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or

WHO: Dr. Denis Mukwege, a nominee for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, is the founder and medical director of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The hospital is known for its compassionate and innovative treatment of survivors of sexual violence and women who have suffered extreme injuries as a result of rape.

Dr. Mukwege has received numerous accolades, including the UN Human Rights Prize and the Clinton Global Citizen Award, and has addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

Dr. Mukwege will share stories of the plight of hundreds of thousands of survivors still threatened by mass atrocities and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Moderated by USC alumna and co-founder of Jewish World Watch, Janice Kamenir-Reznik.

WHEN: Oct. 7, 3 p.m. reception, 4 p.m. event.

WHERE: Our Savior Church and USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 West 32nd St.

WHAT: The event is presented by the USC Institute for Global Health, USC Office of Religious Life, USC Caruso Catholic Center, USC Hillel, Jewish World Watch, USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture and USC Spectrum.