NORMAN — Thirteen students from colleges and universities across Oklahoma participated in the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program seminar “Prospects for the World’s Poorest” from May 12 to 16 at the University of Oklahoma.
Brad Crofford, of Norman, participated in the program. He is the son of Greg and Amy Crofford, who are missionaries in South Africa. Crofford is a graduate student at OU, earning his master’s degree in international atudies.
John W. McArthur, economist and Senior Fellow with the United Nations Foundation, led the five-day seminar in an analysis of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Students explored the achievements, developments and next steps needed to improve the lives of the world’s poorest populations by 2015.
McArthur is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with advanced degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University. He is currently the chair for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Poverty and Sustainable Development.
College juniors, seniors and graduate students have the opportunity to study with nationally noted scholars during intensive seminars presented by the state-funded OSLEP program. Additionally, participants can earn two or three hours of college course credit for each seminar they complete successfully.
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