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Davenport Discussion: "Solution Revolution: The Future of Global Humanitarian Aid"

Sandy Seale, capital campaign manager for Direct Relief, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to all 50 states in the U.S. and 70 countries around the world, while taking no government funding, will be speaking on "Solution Revolution: The Future of Global Humanitarian Aid," as part of the School of Public Policy's Davenport Discussion series on Tuesday, January 12, at noon, in SPP 175. Dr. Seale will be discussing the unique history of Direct Relief and explaining how the application of renegade business philosophies and state-of-the-art technology has made Direct Relief the number one charity in the world.

The explosion of growth of need for humanitarian assistance has led to the need for a new facility for Direct Relief and Dr. Seale is leading the fundraising campaign. Previously, Seale was director of development at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after a career as a research seismologist. She has three degrees in civil engineering, including a PhD from MIT and has worked in aerospace designing spacecraft and for the Navy and in industry as a programmer.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information, visit the School of Public Policy website or contact Ashley Trim.