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Development in the age of scarcity

Duncan Green, author of ‘From Poverty to Power,’ a book that discusses differing situations in which the helpless gain power, will lead a discussion on the shortage of natural resources in today’s world. The talk will take place on 3 December at St Georges Church in Sheffield, UK.

After graduating from university at Oxford, Ducan Green spent a great deal of time in Latin America, an experience that would greatly shape his future position. The understanding he gained from communities in Latin America led him to pursue a career in the international sector, as he is now working with Oxfam International, the leading charity in the United Kingdom that’s fighting global poverty.

During his ‘Age of Scarcity’ talk on 3 December, Green will highlight the problems facing international development due to the lack of space, water and carbon. Considered a ‘pragmatic idealist,’ Green is inspired by the progress he’s seen before his own eyes  all over the world.

In Latin America, Green witnessed the power of social movements. In Africa he learned about the complexities of providing aid. In Asia he realized the potential impact of economic growth and the power of optimism.

For a free and engaging lecture on development at a time when raw materials are in constant depletion, visit St Georges Church at 217 Portobello, Norton, Sheffield S1 4 from 6:30 PM to 9PM on 3 December 2010.

For more information on the event visit http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/event.php?contentID=11859.

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