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World Bank Institute's Christopher Neal Presents Lecture on Fighting Poverty

10/15/2008 —

Penn State Lehigh Valley continues its 2008 Faculty Lecture Series with Christopher Neal, senior communications officer at the World Bank Institute (WBI), at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008 in the Atrium at the Fogelsville campus.  Neal's presentation, "From Third World to Three Worlds: Fighting Poverty in Poor Countries, Fragile States and Emerging Markets," will be followed by a question and answer period.

As senior communications officer at the World Bank Institute (WBI), Christopher Neal leads a team whose responsibilities include management of WBI’s website, publications program, public conferences and special events, internal and external communications, and media relations. Mr. Neal has held several positions over more than eight years at the World Bank, including senior communications advisor to the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and senior communications advisor in the Latin America and Caribbean department.

He has also been Director General of Communications, among other communications management positions, at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), as well as communications officer at the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and CUSO, a large development NGO. Educated at Carleton University, Ottawa, he began his career as a legislative assistant to a Canadian cabinet minister, and then worked as a journalist for The (Montreal) Gazette and Ottawa Citizen, and as a freelancer in Latin America during the 1980s.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the University Relations Office at 610-285-5067.

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