The 21st Maurice Galante Lecture will feature Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management. Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.
In 2009, Browder’s Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing high-level corruption committed by Russian government officials. In February 2015, Browder published the New York Times bestseller Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No.1 Enemy, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.
Established in celebration of intellectual exchange outside of medicine, the Maurice Galante Lecture Series was created in 1995 in honor of the UCSF professor emeritus of surgery. Regarded as “one of the last generation of real ‘general’ surgeons,” Galante brought superb technical expertise to a wide variety of surgical procedures.
The lecture, followed by a book signing and reception, will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at 4:00pm at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street.
Please RSVP by June 3rd at www.ucsfgalante.rsvpify.com
Wednesday, June 13 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm
600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158