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From Poverty to Power: A Conversation with Oxfam GB’s Duncan Green

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm


Center for Global Development presents a conversation with 
Duncan Green 
Head of Research, Oxfam Great Britain 

From Poverty to Power: 
How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World 

Moderated by 
Vijaya Ramachandran 
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 

Center for Global Development 
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20036 

In his new book From Poverty to Power, Oxfam GB’s Duncan Green argues that there is now an added urgency beyond the moral case for tackling poverty and inequality: the need to build a secure, fair, and sustainable world before climate change makes it impossible. Leaders, organizations, and individuals need to act together, while there is still time. In what promises to be a lively, thoughtful discussion, Green will offer his unique insights into the human and economic costs of inequality and poverty, while also proposing realistic solutions to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and to give poor people power over their own destinies.

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