Grassroots economic development is topic, Nov. 29

Nov. 15, 2007 5:30 p.m.

"Strengthening Grassroots Business: Innovative Approaches to Empowering the Poor and Disadvantaged" is the title of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The talk will be presented by Harold Rosen, director of the Grassroots Business Initiative, an organization started by the World Bank Group's International Finance Corp. to support sustainable economic opportunities for poor communities around the world. Rosen has led the Grassroots Business Initiative since 2003.

The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Davis International Center.