Author Talk with Scott MacMillan: Hope Over Fate

December 1st @ 7:00 pm:  Join us as we welcome author Scott MacMillan for a discussion of his new book, Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global PovertyNicholas Kristof of The New York Times called Abed “one of the unsung heroes of modern times.” Fazle Hasan Abed was a mild-mannered accountant who may be the most influential man most people have never even heard of.  As the founder of BRAC, originally the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee, his work had a profound impact on the lives of millions. A former finance executive with almost no experience in relief aid, he founded BRAC in 1972, aiming to help a few thousand war refugees. A half century later, BRAC is by many measures the largest nongovernmental organization in the world—and by many accounts, the most effective anti-poverty program ever.

This program will be held in the Library’s Main Program Room. Learn more and register here.