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October 22, 2012


The University of Montana Global Leadership Initiative will host a community discussion about how Americans can be change agents in mobilizing foreign policy on education, “Harnessing the Power of Education: RESULTS in Action.” The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the University Center North Ballroom.

Speakers Ken Patterson, global grassroots manager for RESULTS, a volunteer organization working to end global poverty, and Genevieve Chabot, co-founder of the Iqra Fund, which works to get overseas girls to school, will share inspiring stories on how Americans can be the global leaders for change.

Patterson has worked with Washington, D.C.-based RESULTS since 2005. He built the structure for a network of more than 70 RESULTS chapters in the U.S. The network supports solutions in the areas of microfinance, global health and education to combat global poverty.

Chabot, who lives in Bozeman, used her education degrees and background to develop teacher trainings and student scholarships for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Morocco through the Iqra Fund. She also developed and maintained programs to monitor and evaluate community needs, programming effects and overall educational development impact through the fund.

The Global Leadership Initiative at UM is a four-year program open to all areas of study in which students engage in innovative seminars, tailored discussions on the President’s Lecture Series and one-on-one contact with inspiring leaders. The initiative creates an opportunity for UM students to ask some of the most pressing questions of the 21st century while gaining the skills necessary to find the answers.

For more information about the event or the initiative, call GLI Program Coordinator Jeanne Loftus at 406-243-5679 or email



Western Montana, Bozeman


Contact: Jeanne Loftus, program coordinator, UM Global Leadership Initiative, 406-243-5679,