English | August 15th, 2014 | ASIN: B00HDFOE84, ISBN: 1742572529 | 218 pages | AZW3 | 0.39 MB
As a law student, Andrew MacLeod heard a key speaker talk about “a moral obligation to use our skills to better the lives of others”. It changed his life’s direction. Andrew chose to work in aid, first as a Red Cross delegate in the former Yugoslavia, then in Rwanda and later to the United Nations where he was appointed Chief of Operations in the international response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan.
Part autobiography and part controversial dialogue, A Life Half Lived is the account of Andrew’s life so far on the ground in the world’s disaster and emergency zones. From listening to aid workers’ responses to humanitarian crises, Andrew has some tough questions to ask, including can the private sector take up the mantle to better solve the lives of people in extreme circumstances?