Authors discussed the role that social entrepreneurs play, or could play, in improving social and economic conditions in the U.S. and… read more
Authors discussed the role that social entrepreneurs play, or could play, in improving social and economic conditions in the U.S. and internationally. Peter Osnos moderated. Topics included micro-loans, education, the environment, international economics, combating terrorism, and world population. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.
A videotaped message from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus was shown. He is the author of More Than Profits: How Social Business Can End Poverty and Change the World.
Teresa Heinz Kerry is the co-author of This Moment on Earth: Today’s New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future. Wendy Kopp is the author of One Day, All Children. . .: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned along the Way. George Soros is the author of The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror. James Wolfensohn is the author of A Global Life: My Journey among Rich and Poor, from Wall Street to the World Bank.
This event, part of BookExpo America, was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of PublicAffairs Books, the publisher of all of the books listed above. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Kerry, Teresa Heinz Chairman Heinz Family Philanthropies
- Kopp, Wendy Founder and President Teach for America
- Lamb, Brian Chair and CEO C-SPAN
- Osnos, Peter Founder, President & CEO PublicAffairs
- Soros, George Founder Open Society Institute
- Wolfensohn, James D. President (Former) World Bank
- Yunus, Muhammad Founder Grameen Bank (Bangladesh)
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