How Social Networks Shape Your Life (Oct 17) with James Fowler

Three Degrees of Influence:  "Everything we do or say tends to ripple through our network, having an impact on our friends (one degree), our friends’ friends (two degrees), and even our friends’ friends’ friends (three degrees).” - James Fowler, co-author, “Connected”

Erase Poverty, Women's Empowerment and Hera Hub invite you to an Educational Evening with James Fowler: Discover how your social networks impact your life and are at the heart of microfinance. Guest speaker James Fowler, co-author, “Connected.” His research has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and The Colbert Report, and on the front pages of The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. Register here.

Learn how the original social media – our real-life, face-to-face friends and family – influence us in astonishing ways.  Hear how microfinance benefits from the social networks formed when borrowers share their successes and struggles. If we are connected to everyone by 6 degrees and influence those up to 3 degrees, then we can reach halfway around the world.

James Fowler is Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His research has been featured in New York Times Magazine's Year in Ideas, Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Business Ideas, and twice in Time Magazine's Year in Medicine. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, and The Colbert Report. Fowler was recently named one of Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy and "Most Original Thinker" of the year by The McLaughlin Group.
Please join us!
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 ~ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Suite 160, San Diego, CA 92121

Suggested donation: $10 ~
Space is limited so please register early by clicking below.