When Dr. S. Allen Counter died in July, the world mourned a man whose celebrated career took him on an unlikely journey, from the small town of Americus, Ga., to the hallowed halls of Harvard University via a remote Greenland village and the upper echelon of influence in Sweden. Dr. Counter was a neurobiologist, an ethnographer and a mission-driven advocate who spent the last years of his life leading the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. This week, we deliver a radio tribute to Dr. S. Allen Counter, a Renaissance man who guided generations of Harvard students and expanded the university's vision of community.


Learn more about the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations on its website.

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