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Discovery Lecture Series

featuring Adam Braun

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The DISCOVERY Lecture Series brings prominent scientists, acclaimed writers and key policymakers to Oregon State University to present on matters of national and international importance. The series is a project of the offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research.

Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils for Promise, an award-winning nonprofit that has opened more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Inspired by a begging boy who asked for a pencil on the streets of India, Braun left a dream job to launch his nonprofit, which was awarded “Education Organization of the Year” in 2013. A triple major graduate from Brown University, Braun has been featured at Clinton Global Initiative, Google Zeitgeist and in Wired Magazine’s 2012 Smart List of 50 People Changing the World. He has a massive online following, and will debut his book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, in March.

Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
Austin Auditorium
Shelly Signs
1 541 737 0724
shelly.signs at oregonstate.edu
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