President's Lecture Series
 

Title

Scott Harrison: Founder and CEO of Charity: Water and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Presenter

Scott Harrison

Document Type

Video File

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Date

3-2-2021

Venue

Online

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture Series

Description

Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia. Returning to New York two years later, he founded the nonprofit organization charity: water in 2006.

To address the global water crisis and help the world's 663 million people without clean water to drink, charity: water has raised more than $350 million and funded nearly 30,000 water projects in 26 countries. When completed, those projects will provide more than 8.5 million people with safe drinking water.

He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times bestselling book "Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World."

Media Type

Video

File Format

.mp4

Run Time

01:14:20

Comments

Introductions by Cathy Lewis and ODU President John R. Broderick.

Video produced by ODU Academic Technology Services (Vernon Carter Perry).

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