The University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free public talk, "ONE.org: Asking for Your Voice" with ONE.org president and CEO Michael Elliott on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. in room 235 of the University Memorial Center on the CU Boulder campus.
ONE is an international, nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease worldwide. The ONE Campaign attempts to mobilize supporters and organize them into a lobbying force, with the goal of encouraging national leaders to fund more international development and relief programs.
Elliott is an award-winning journalist and editor. Before joining ONE.org, he served as editor of TIME International, deputy managing editor of TIME Magazine, and was also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine. He has held senior executive positions at Newsweek and The Economist, where he founded the “Bagehot” and "Lexington" columns.
The CWA Athenaeum Series is a student-run offshoot of the Conference on World Affairs. The program brings acclaimed speakers and performers to campus to interact with CU students in classes throughout the academic year. A typical Athenaeum program also includes a public event, which is free and open to all. Past visitors have included Matt Taibbi, Terry Jones, Rick Reilly, Werner Herzog, and Richard Rodriguez.