Public Events

Jan 12

Convocation: Bob Harris

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Comedian, TV writer, and travel writer Bob Harris tells how he became a micro financier.

Friday, January 12th, 2018
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Bob Harris Convocation

Bob Harris is an author, comedian, and TV writer (Bones, CSI), travel writer, and quiz show champ (Jeopardy!, Greed). He was hired in 2008 by Forbes Traveler to help compile their annual list of the world’s finest accommodations. In doing so, he became overwhelmed by the brutal contrast between the world’s rich and poor. Harris decided to put every penny of his luxury paychecks into thousands of tiny loans to small entrepreneurs in more than 65 countries. He then followed his money around the globe, visiting online lending platforms, local microfinance institutions, and the recipients themselves. The title of his presentation is “Connecting Our Worlds, One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time.”

Sponsored by College Convocations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Convocations, x4308