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Professor Angela Thieman Dino to Moderate Paul Polak Q&A
CESR is collaborating with the Engineering School and the Newton Chair in Leadership to present a talk and Q&A session with Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and author of Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. CESR is co-sponsoring the event and Leeds faculty and staff are invited to attend. Professor Angela Thieman Dino will moderate the event.
More info about the event:
"Leadership, Engineering and Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail"
Talk and Q&A session with Dr. Paul Polak, founder of Colorado-based nonprofit International Development Enterprises (IDE) and author of "Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail"
Monday, March 4 | 6 p.m.
Math 100 Auditorium
Presentation followed by Q&A session
More about Paul Polak:
Paul Polak is author of "Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Methods Fail" and co-founder and CEO of Windhorse International, a for-profi t social venture addressing how companies design, price, market and distribute products for the world's 2.6 billion customers living on less than $2 per day. Prior to launching Windhorse, Polak started nonprofi ts D-Rev and International Development Enterprises (IDE) to develop solutions that harness the power of markets and attack poverty at its roots. The work of these entities has ended poverty for an estimated 19 million of the world's poorest people.
Polak has received a variety of honors recognizing his entrepreneurial spirit and his focus on benefiting humanity through technology. In 2009, he was named one of the world's "Brave Thinkers" by Atlantic Monthly, along with Barack Obama and Steve Jobs. His next book, "The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for 3 Billion New Consumers," will be published by Berrett-Koehler later this year.
Sponsored by the Engineering Leadership Program, the Newton Chair in Leadership, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business, the Engineering Management Program, and the Engineering Quadrangle.
Students enrolled in the Engineering Leadership Program can include any of the Leadership Series events as a leadership seminar in their leadership portfolio.