Best-selling Author Bob Goff To Speak at Allegheny College

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Sept. 17, 2013 — Bob Goff, a best-selling author and founder of Restore International, will speak at Allegheny College on Tuesday, October 1 at 8 p.m. in Ford Chapel. The talk is free and open to the public.

Goff, a Christian, is best known for his New York Times best-selling book “Love Does,” a series of reflections and anecdotes on how his life is the result of love put into action – both love of God and love of other people. Goff, who regularly appears at leadership events, is known for inspiring others to take action in their own lives and for forging relationships with others around the world to pursue strategic ways to help people in need.

An attorney with the Washington law firm Goff & DeWalt, Goff founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda and India. Restore International has pursued justice for the needy, working with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing to trial over 200 cases, including cases involving children who were languishing in jail without trial. Restore now has a school in Northern Uganda called the Restore Leadership Academy.

In India, Restore investigated and intervened to free young girls from a life of forced prostitution. Restore’s efforts led to the identification and arrest of over 80 perpetrators.

Goff serves as the Honorable Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School, where he teaches nonprofit law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches business law.

His talk at Allegheny College is part of the college’s Year of Civil Rights and is supported by the Harry C. and Madeleine King Winslow Ecumenical Lecture Fund.

For more information about the talk, contact the college’s Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at 814-332-2800.