Washington, DC, November 16, 2009
Are Poverty and Disease in Other Countries America's Business?
A Discussion with Philanthropist Ed Scott
Back to Press Releases »
Is society winning or losing the fight against malaria, AIDS, and other deadly diseases around the world? What role does poverty play in the spread of diseases? Do “best practices” exist for international development organizations?
Join Dean Sam Lloyd and philanthropist and entrepreneur Ed Scott as they talk about these issues and explore why poverty and disease in other countries are also America’s business on Sunday morning, December 6, at Washington National Cathedral.
The Sunday Forum is a 50-minute conversation that examines the intersection of faith and public life, and includes questions from live and online audiences. It is held between morning services in the main part of the Cathedral, beginning at 10:10, on most Sundays.
Ed Scott is the founder and chairman of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA) and co-founder of the Center for Global Development, a Washington-based think tank and DATA (now ONE), which he co-founded with Bill Gates and George Soros. A former high tech entrepreneur, Mr. Scott’s philanthropic efforts extend around the world, including orphanages in Central America, disease prevention in Africa, and a fellowship program for economists and development specialists assisting the government of Liberia.
The Sunday Forum is free, open to the public and webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org. Complimentary parking is offered in the underground parking garage, accessed from Wisconsin Avenue.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral