India Partners’ President to be keynote speaker at UO International Business and Economics dinner, focused on India
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May 26, 2011
Eugene, OR, May 26, 2011 – Brent Hample, President of India Partners, has been selected as this year’s keynote speaker for the University of Oregon’s International Business and Economics Club (IBEC) annual etiquette dinner on May 27th from 6-8pm at the UO Erb Memorial Union. This year’s dinner will focus on India, with opening statements made by UO President, Richard Lariviere.
“Brent built up his organization from a dream,” said IBEC’s Randee Godfrey, “and his vision for India Partners hasn't been altered by obstacles along the way. That, essentially, is what we're all aspiring to do…Brent's story will inspire our attendees to say, "I can."’
Hample has been working to alleviate poverty across India for the last 24 years, focusing on self-sufficient development projects. He will discuss India’s current financial condition, business relations, and the wave of micro-financing to aid India’s poor.
“India is a land of paradox,” said Hample. “It now possesses the world’s fourth-largest economy, yet has nearly 300 million people living below the poverty line – that’s almost the entire US population. As India races to be one of the world’s top economic players, hundreds of millions of its citizens are living on less than one dollar a day.”
The event will include a time of networking for students and internationally minded professionals in the local area, a catered Indian meal and cultural performances by UO students. Attendance is by invitation only.
What: UO International Business and Economics Club etiquette dinner
Date: Friday, May 27, 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: University of Oregon, Erb Memorial Union, Fir Room
To learn more about India Partners, please visit www.IndiaPartners.org or call toll-free 1-877-874-6342. To learn more about IBEC, please visit www.uoregon.edu/~ibec.
About India Partners:
India Partners is a conduit to a broad group of indigenous, faith-based grassroots agencies in India focused on alleviating poverty and injustice. India Partners believes in helping the people of India help themselves, regardless of caste, religion, gender or creed. We seek support from others who share our passion to empower change.
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