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CARE President Peter Bell to speak on poverty, Feb. 11

Bell, president of CARE, one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations, will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in McCosh 50.

A 1964 alumnus of Princeton's Graduate School, Bell will present an address titled "Affirming Dignity and Ending Poverty: The Search for a Better World."

Bell is a well-known leader in global philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors. He has been president of CARE for the past five years and is credited with expanding the scope of the organization from providing immediate relief to focusing on the root causes of poverty.

In his speech, Bell will share his experience from his more than 35 years in public and international affairs. He will examine the problem of poverty today, share the lessons he has learned from his extensive work in philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors, and define the necessary steps for creating a more hopeful future.

The free talk is part of a year-long series called "Frontiers of Knowledge" that celebrates the centennial of the Graduate School by bringing in distinguished alumni to make presentations. It will be followed by a reception in the Frist Campus Center's Multipurpose Room.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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