Speaker to Tackle Global Challenges
MELBOURNE, FLA. — As part of Florida Tech’s Humanities Lecture Series, Florida Tech Trustee Edward Scott will present “The Challenge of Being Our Brother’s
Keeper: Poverty and Disease in a Global Perspective” on April 10 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room, second
Scott is co-founder of the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., a highly regarded think tank dedicated to reducing global poverty and
inequality. Prior to a career in the high-technology industry, he was an executive in the U.S. government for 17 years. His two last assignments in this
capacity were as deputy assistant attorney general and assistant secretary for administration in the Department of Transportation.
He is also a co-founder, with Bill Gates and George Soros, of DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa). This advocacy organization is dedicated to building public and
political awareness about development problems in Africa, most notably the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Scott also is the founder and chairman of Friends of the
Global Fight. Assisted by the Gates Foundation, this organization provides support in the United States for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The presentation is open and free to the public. For more information, call (321) 674-8082.