Most of what we know about poverty is wrong. Students are invited to Keller Center's Friday Lunch & Learn to hear more about Mauricio Miller’s evidence-based alternative solution to poverty — to invest in people’s demonstrated strengths, rather than weaknesses.

Who can attend?

This event is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be served and registration is required.

Speaker Bio

Mauricio Lim Miller is the 2019-2020 James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship in the Keller Center. His course, EGR 498: Special Topics in Social Entrepreneurship, will be offered in Spring 2020, with the proposed topic of “Peer-Driven Social Change.” The course will be open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all departments with no prerequisites.

Miller is a Mexican-American social entrepreneur, public speaker and author. He was affiliated with Asian Neighborhood Design (1978–2000) before founding the Family Independence Initiative in Oakland, California, in 2001. Miller is a leader in the development of services and systems designed to break the cycle of economic dependency for low-income families across the United States. He received a number of recognitions and awards for his work, including a Genius Grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2012. Miller received B.S. (1968) and M.A. (1977) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.