Join us on December 8 as we listen to author Scott MacMillan present on his book "Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty." This is an impactful story about how BRAC's work began.
Scott MacMillan works as Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA, where he manages BRAC USA’s portfolio of research grants along with other special projects. A former journalist, he served as the speechwriter of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC, prior to Abed’s death in 2019. His previous work as a journalist and travel writer took him to more than 50 countries. His work has appeared in Slate, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and several other publications.
Founded in 1972 in Bangladesh, BRAC has grown to become one of the largest and most effective nongovernmental organizations in the world – and the only one of its scale to have originated in the Global South. BRAC’s programs in South Asia and Africa now reach more than 100 million people, providing them with tools to move from poverty into secure, resilient livelihoods.