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Globalization and the Ecology of Caring: Untold Stories, Unsung Heroes

globalization and the ecology of caring: untold stories, unsung heroes
In struggles against poverty, disease or disaster, nothing can replace hands-on caring by families, neighbors and aid workers. yet that caring can be dramatically affected by decisions made in far-away places - by government, corporate and NGO officers, among others. When the local meets the global, what are the untold stories? Who are the unsung heroes?

Fred de Sam Lazaro, who reports many of these stories for the PBS Newshour and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, reflects on what he has learned in conversation with experts in international aid and development.

The forum, which is sponsored by Fordham’s Center on Religion and Culture, is part of a two-day event at Fordham University celebrating the awarding of the Opus Prize, which is given annually by the Opus Prize Foundation to honor unsung heroes who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong faith commitment while addressing critical world issues.

Join us as we look at the international caring community and the unintended consequences of distant decision makers.

RSVP to or (212) 636-7437.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Globalization and the Ecology of Caring:
Untold Stories, Unsung Heroes
Pope Auditorium | Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus

MODERATOR: William F. Baker, Ph.D., the Claudio Aquaviva Chair and Journalist in Residence at Fordham and president emeritus of Channel Thirteen/WNET

SPEAKER: Fred de Sam Lazaro, journalist and filmmaker, director of the Project for Under-Told Stories at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

PANELIST: Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture firm that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solving global poverty

PANELIST: Lawrence MacDonald, vice president of the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit research organization
dedicated to reducing global poverty



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