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Salehuddin Ahmed, Fulbright Scholar, to Speak on Empowering the Poor in Education at Marlboro College

MARLBORO, VERMONT--Salehuddin Ahmed, Fulbright scholar from Dhaka, Bangladesh and Deputy Executive Director of Bangladesh Rural Assistance Committee (BRAC), will lecture on ways of involving the poor in issues of education and development on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

Ahmed will discuss “Listening and Learning: Involving the Poor in Development.”  Through the example of BRAC, Ahmed will examine several strategies and factors involved in empowering the poor.  Microenterprise, education and popular theater are three strategies BRAC uses to help the poor of Bangladesh become economically self-reliant.    

Ahmed earned his Ph. D. in economics at the University of Kharkov and his B.A. and M.A. in economics at the University of Dhaka.  He has worked for BRAC for 25 years, and has been Deputy Executive Director since 1998. 

This lecture is part of Marlboro College’s Monday Night Lecture Series, whose fall theme is “Education and Engagement: A Community-Based Approach Lecture Series.”  Lectures are funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and an anonymous donor.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

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