Salon Dinner: The Aid Debate
Melting Pot - Back Bay | 6:30PM - 8PM
76 Arlington Street, Boston | View Map
Salons, dating back to the 16th century, are a time-honored forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas. Inspired by the values and principles of Acumen Fund, BOSTON+acumen is continuing this tradition by hosting its very first Salon dinner. By gathering an array of students and professionals across industries and sectors, Salons promise to spur moral imagination and challenge our community to think about poverty, business and the relationship between them in new ways.
This Salon’s theme will be “The Aid Debate.” The topic of international aid is hotly debated, and no more ferociously than between three eminent aid scholars: Bill Easterly, Dambisa Moyo and Jeffrey Sachs. In this open dialogue, we invite you to voice your opinions and share your experiences about empowering those who live in poverty.
Don’t know any of the scholars or what the debate is? No problem! To fuel conversation we kindly ask that all participants complete the pre-reading, “The Trials and Tribulations of the Aid Market,” which is a series of short articles written by Easterly, Moyo and Sach. BOSTON+acumen leadership team members will be at each table to guide conversation. Salons are open to all levels – we just ask you come with an open mind, respectful attitude and enthusiasm to learn more about international aid.
Your Ticket Includes:
- Cheese fondue course, with bread and veggies for dipping
- Chocolate fondue course, with fruits and desserts for dipping
- An evening of great conversation with new friends!
- Drinks and additional items are available for purchase during the event (separate checks will be given)
Tickets + Info
This event can accommodate 25 guests. Be sure to reserve your space early! We will keep a waitlist of 5 individuals for this event. A link to the pre-reading will be sent in your registration confirmation.$22