Oct
11
Fri 4:00 PM

Reclaiming our Democracy: Global Poverty and Climate Change?

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When: Friday, October 11, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  
Where: McCormick Tribune Center, Forum Rm.
1870 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jeff Cernucan   (847) 467-2770
Group: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings

Sam Daley-Harris is the founder of RESULTS. Since 1980, RESULTS has identified and advocated for effective solutions to the causes of poverty and worked successfully to increase political will and funding for these solutions through citizen action. In 1995 he initiated the Microcredit Summit Campaign, which reached more than 100 million of the world’s poorest families with microloans. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus said: “…no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.” Daley-Harris is author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which, according to President Jimmy Carter “provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future.” In 2012 Daley-Harris launched the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation to help organizations more deeply engage their supporters and create champions in Congress and the media for their cause.