Bono to Speak at Georgetown University This Evening
Musician and activist Bono will speak at Gaston Hall this evening to Georgetown University students as well as leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and political sectors. The Nov. 12. event is being hosted by the Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative in partnership with Bank of America. Brian Moynihan, Bank of America CEO, and John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, will introduce Bono.
According to the university, the Global Social Enterprise Initiative, part of Georgetown’s business school, "advocates for solutions to global challenges in health and well-being, economic growth, the environment and international development." The Atlantic Monthly is the media partner for the event, which will be webcast live on Georgetown.edu.
"Beyond his fame as the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 and winner of 22 Grammys," according to the university, "Bono is also known around the world as an activist in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. He is the co-founder of ONE, a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 3 million members that urges policymakers to support effective programs, including the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund, which are saving millions of lives in the poorest parts of the planet. Bono also co-founded RED, a private-sector initiative involving some of the world's most iconic brands. RED has channeled nearly $200 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa."