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 Poverty. Nicholas 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.