This 2-day event celebrated the release of Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty, a new biography of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed by Scott MacMillan, Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA.
About the Book
Hope Over Fate is the biography of Fazle Hasan Abed, but it’s also the biography of an idea—the idea that hope itself has the power to overcome poverty. “For too long, people thought poverty was something ordained by a higher power, as immutable as the sun and the moon,” Abed wrote in 2018. His life’s mission was to put that myth to rest. This is the story of a man who lived a life of complexity, blemishes and all, driven by the conviction that in the dominion of human lives, hope will ultimately triumph over fate.
SESSION 1 @ UC Berkeley
Tue, Nov 15, 2022 | 5-7 pm | Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Author Scott MacMillan (Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA) in conversation with Professor Isha Ray (Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley) and Professor Long Le (Management Studies, Santa Clara University). Event moderated by Dr. Sanchita B. Saxena (Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, UC Berkeley).
SESSION 2 @ Santa Clara University
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 | 1-2:30 pm | Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s Executive Director Brigit Helms in conversation with author Scott MacMillan, director of learning and innovation at BRAC USA
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