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Hope Over Fate
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hope Over Fate
Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty
By Scott MacMillan
Praise for Hope Over Fate:
“With all his humility and kindness and belief in the potential of others, Fazle Hasan Abed was also the most visionary, the most entrepreneurial, and the most transformational leader I have met. This beautiful book tells his story—and shows how he changed the world and what we can learn from him.” — Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder, Teach for America
“If you aspire to be a great changemaker or even social entrepreneur, this book is for you. Scott MacMillan brings us a living Fazle Abed, one of the first and absolutely most creative, pattern-changing entrepreneurs for the good of the last hundred years.”
— Bill Drayton, founder and CEO, Ashoka
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times called him “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, 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, originally the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee, 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.