Entrepreneurship in the developing world: Lessons from the front lines
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
This fall, U2’s Bono made public his “humbling” observations about the role of entrepreneurship and capitalism in helping the poverty-stricken communities of the developing world. At the F.ounders Conference in Dublin, he said: “Job creators and innovators are the key . . . aid is just a bridge.” During his visit to Georgetown University on November 12, he acknowledged that “commerce and entrepreneurial capitalism take more people out of poverty than economic aid — of course we know that.”
Free enterprise is not an idea owned by one political party; it is central to the American identity and critical for sustaining economic growth. How should compassionate citizens think about aid and entrepreneurship? What can we learn from firsthand experiences of those who have worked to promote economic growth in places like Rwanda? Please join this conversation on the roles of entrepreneurship and capitalism in bringing prosperity to the developing world.