Screening: Poverty, Inc. Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most?

April 28, 2015 at 4:307 pm[2h 30m]
Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall

Screening: Poverty, Inc. Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most? Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mark Weber - one of the film's co-producers.

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing on perspectives gathered from over 150 interviews shot over 4 years in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. explores the hidden side of doing good. From disaster relief to TOMs Shoes, from adoptions to agricultural subsidies, Poverty, Inc. follows the butterfly effect of our most well-intentioned efforts and pulls back the curtain on the poverty industrial complex - the multi-billion dollar market of NGOs, multilateral agencies, and for-profit aid contractors. Are we catalyzing development or are we propagating a system in which the poor stay poor while the rich get hipper? Godfather's Pizza will be served before the event.

http://www.povertyinc.org

This event is a part of the Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. PPE workshop has been established to broaden students' understanding of ideas central to individual liberty, economic growth, and technological innovation.

AudienceStudents
ContactMarta Podemska-Mikluch — 507-933-6120
CategoryAcademic
SponsorEconomics and Management Department
Websitehttp://www.povertyinc.org