Ending Poverty: Transforming the Lives of the World’s Bottom Billion
Even as the new millennium brings an extraordinary global conscience to end
poverty, a pressing question looms: Can the world’s markets and development
institutions transform the lives of the bottom billion, those living on less
than $1.25 a day? Debates about microfinance and other means of “bottom
billion capitalism” animate the research and teaching of Ananya Roy — one of
Berkeley’s most popular professors. Discover Cal offers you a coveted seat in
Roy’s class for a provocative talk, a lively discussion, and a chance to learn how
Berkeley students are fighting global poverty.
6:30-7:30 p.m. — Reception with light refreshments and hosted beer & wine
7:30-9 p.m. — Faculty lecture and
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Ananya Roy Ph.D.
Professor, City and Regional Planning; Education Director,
Blum Center for Developing Economies; Co-Director, Global Metropolitan Studies