Catlin Gabel School Hosts Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer To Discuss Integrating Peace And Justice In All Program Responses To Humanitarian Crisis

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Feb 18, 2003

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Catlin Gabel School Hosts Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer To Discuss Integrating Peace And Justice In All Program Responses To Humanitarian Crisis

Catlin Gabel, dedicated to excellence in education, today announced it will host Mercy Corps’ Neal Keny-Guyer on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. to examine the humanitarian state of the world through the eyes of those who work daily to address the root causes of conflict, injustice and global poverty. The lecture, entitled A Global Response to the Humanitarian Crises of our Times, will take place at the Catlin Gabel School’s Cabell Center Theater. Admission is free.

As part of Catlin Gabel School’s Ester Dayman Strong Humanities lecture series, CEO Neal Keny-Guyer will share Mercy Corps vision for meeting contemporary global challenges, as well as discuss the implications that such challenges hold for each and every one of us as global citizens.

Keny-Guyer has committed energy, vision and entrepreneurial expertise to serving the worlds

poorest and least represented people. Keny-Guyer began his work with at-risk youth to stem high school drop-out rates and gang activity in Washington, DC and Atlanta. He moved to Thailand to aid starving Cambodian refugees. As Field Coordinator for CARE, he organized an emergency relief program along the Thai-Cambodian border, including cross-border distribution of food and agricultural supplies.

From there, Keny-Guyer went to Beirut with Save the Children, beginning a long involvement with the peoples of the Middle East. His fieldwork took him to Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank, to Afghanistan and Pakistan, to Somalia and Sudan.

Keny-Guyer currently leads the Portland-based international aid agency Mercy Corps. Since coming on board as CEO, the agency has quadrupled in size and scope while maintaining a 91% efficiency rating. Mercy Corps now works in more than 30 countries, including the United States, helping communities overcome hunger, poverty and conflict. The agency reaches more than 5 million people each year with emergency relief, long-term social and economic development, and civil society programs.

About Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel School is an independent, co-educational day school, dedicated to student individuality, academic excellence, multiculturalism and life-long learning. The school’s dynamic pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade curriculum combines academics with arts, physical education and a strong sense of community service. Catlin Gabel is independently governed by a Board of Trustees and is not supported by tax or church monies. For more information, please

visit www.catlin.edu.