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Promoting peace through education

Author: Greg Mortenson; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of International Affairs.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, NC] : UNC Global, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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"Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute, founder of Pennies for Peace, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three cups of tea. In 1993, Mortenson climbed Pakistan's K2, the world's second highest mountain. While recovering from K2 in the village of Korphe, Mortenson made a promise to help the village build a school for its children. From that rash promise, grew a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Greg Mortenson; Greg Mortenson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of International Affairs.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
OCLC Number: 465191353
Notes: Includes a question and answer session moderated by Charles Kurzman, UNC professor of sociology.
Credits: Film editor, Adam Graetz.
Performer(s): Lecturer, Greg Mortenson.
Event notes: Lecture delivered on March 30, 2009, at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Part of the Global Education Distinguished Speakers series.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; widescreen.
Responsibility: public lecture by Greg Mortenson ; hosted by the Office of International Affairs, the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, and the Carolina Union Activities Board ; filmed by Adam Graetz and Carolina Union technical staff.

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"Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute, founder of Pennies for Peace, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three cups of tea. In 1993, Mortenson climbed Pakistan's K2, the world's second highest mountain. While recovering from K2 in the village of Korphe, Mortenson made a promise to help the village build a school for its children. From that rash promise, grew a remarkable humanitarian campaign, in which Mortenson has dedicated his life to promote education, especially for girls, in the remote and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. As of 2008, Mortenson has established over 78 schools, which provide education to over 28,000 children where few education opportunities existed before."--Container.

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