Peter Greer serves as the President and CEO for HOPE International. He joined HOPE in 2004 following extensive education and experience in the field of microfinance. He received a bachelor’s degree in international business from Messiah College, a master’s of public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and an honorary doctorate from Erskine College. Prior to his education at Harvard, Peter served as managing director for URWEGO, a Christ-centered microfinance institution in Kigali, Rwanda. He also served as a technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation (CARE Zimbabwe) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and worked as a microfinance advisor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Peter speaks and writes on the topic of faith and international development. He has co-authored The Poor Will Be Glad (2009, with Phil Smith), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (2013, with Anna Haggard) and Mission Drift (2014, with Chris Horst). Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children.
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He has been a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute since 1990. He received a BA in history from Harvard University and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His background includes working as a peace corps volunteer and US-AID contractor in Thailand (1965-69); research scientist for the American Institutes for Research (1969-70, 1974-81); and senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (1982-90). He has authored numerous books such as Losing Ground (1984), which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996; the New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein; and What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997). More recent works include Human Accomplishment (2003), In Our Hands (2006), and Real Education (2008). His most recent book, Coming Apart (2012), describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.