Peter Kovler spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here.
“For me personally, two very strange things happened. … I was born into a family where there were these assets and these foundations. The second strange thing that happened to me, which was very improbable, was death from pancreatic cancer in my family when I was a teenager. Suddenly my mother died and then my grandfather died, and I was in the middle of two very unusual circumstances being linked to a foundation and being linked to a very terrible disease, which later in life I’ve tried to take on.”
Kovler Center for Victims of Torture