Peter Greer speaks at George Fox Jan. 20

Peter Greer will speak at George Fox University on Jan. 20.George Fox University's Center for Peace and Justice in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and with generous funding from the Koch Foundation invites the public to a visit by

Peter Greer, president, HOPE International

Public Lecture:
Thursday, Jan. 20, 7:30-9 p.m.
Hoover Academic Building, Room 105

Classroom presentation:
Thursday, Jan. 20, 4:10-5:25 p.m.
Peace Theory Class (PSCI 460), Ross 141

Admission is free to both events.

About the Speaker

Peter Greer is president of HOPE International, a nonprofit organization that focuses on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty in countries such as Haiti, Afghanistan and DR Congo. In addition to serving as president, Greer is the founder of the HOPE Global Investment Fund, a microfinance investment fund that targets underserved regions of the world.

Before working at HOPE, Greer served as a microfinance advisor for World Relief in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Later, he managed Rwanda's URWEGO Community Banking, which has been recognized as "the best microfinance institution in Rwanda" by the United Nations. Greer also worked with CARE Zimbabwe and implemented fraud protection measures in cooperation with Harvard University's Carr Center of Human Rights.

Greer is the coauthor, with Phil Smith, of The Poor Will Be Glad. The book, one of the first of its kind, delineates a Christian approach to microfinance as a means of fighting global poverty.

Free Book

The Center for Peace and Justice and the political science department will provide free copies of Greer's new book to the first 15 students who sign up to attend. These students will participate in a talk-back session with the author.

For more information on this event, contact the Center for Peace and Justice at