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The World is Just a Book Away

The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

The World is Just a Book Away

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Join us for an evening to celebrate literacy and education with James. J Owens ’94, MBA, Columbia Business School; Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; Founder and CEO, The World is Just a Book Away.

The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to build leaders for the future by empowering children to change their own lives and communities through books, libraries, and educational programs. The World is Just a Book Away is an anthology edited by James J. Owens that captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world's most prominent people. This book takes readers on a unique journey through personal stories from five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more.

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Pre-reception: 6:00 p.m.

Discussion and Q&A: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Post-reception and signing: 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This event will be moderated by Bruce M. Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice.

All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the charity’s mission to break the chain of illiteracy and poverty by building libraries and launching educational programs for children around the globe.

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Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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