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Hope Over Fate

10/26/2022 @ 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.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




WorldOregon (Hatfield Room)