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An Evening with Anand Giridharadas

In partnership with People’s Liberty Civic Symposium and Urban Consulate, join us for an evening with Ohio native Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All:The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Giridharadas will be in conversation with Eric Avner, CEO of People’s Liberty. Giridharadas’ work explores the fractures in well-intentioned philanthropic efforts and offers democratic principles to create meaningful change.

About Anand Giridharadas:

Anand Giridharadas is the author of the New York Times best seller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American (soon to be a feature film), and India Calling. He is an editor-at-large for TIME, was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New Republic. He is a former McKinsey analyst, an Aspen Institute fellow, a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and has spoken on the main stage of TED. He appears regularly on TV and the radio in the United States and globally, including on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, “Morning Joe,” and “The Daily Show.” His writing has been honored by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Poynter Fellowship at Yale, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Priya Parker, and two children.

About Eric Avner:

Eric Avner oversees community development investments for the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile. Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation where he explores the role philanthropy can play in strengthening Cincinnati’s distinct neighborhoods while growing a culture of increased citizenship and innovation. As CEO of People’s Liberty, the foundations “philanthropic lab,” Eric has spent the past six years working with his team to discover how people-focused investment—giving grants to individuals—can embolden the next generation of leadership in the community, inspiring those people to care for our city and carry it into the future.

This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. 

This program is free to Mercantile Library members. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

6:30 reception/7 pm program


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