"Written from the heart, Beyond Good Intentions
follows an uplifting journey of gratitude as Tori Hogan returns to East Africa in search of the refugee boy who changed her life. Her extraordinary memoir blends together a quest for truth and hope as she investigates the complicated world of humanitarian aid. Tori's message, rooted in curiosity and compassion, is a true gift to the world and a testament to the many ways in which our humanity is bound up with each other." --Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
"A profoundly bold and inspiring book. Anyone who wants to help make the world a better place will find revelations in Tori Hogan's journey. Beyond Good Intentions will touch your heart and change your mind." —Larry King
"With remarkable honesty, self-awareness, and an easy and often wry style, Tori Hogan allows the reader to accompany her as she explores what does and doesn’t work in development, and life." —Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
About the Author
Tori Hogan is the founder and director of Beyond Good Intentions, an organization that produces films and educational programs on the topic of international aid effectiveness.
Hogan has spent more than a decade immersing herself in the developing world as an aid worker, volunteer, researcher, filmmaker, and aid critic. In 2006, frustrated by the lack of results she was witnessing while working with refugee populations in Africa and the Middle East, she embarked on a yearlong round-the-world journey, meeting with countless aid organizations and recipients to produce a ten-part film series on aid effectiveness, Beyond Good Intentions. Since then, she has dedicated her time to educating young people worldwide about this topic.
Hogan’s endless curiosity about the world has taken her to every continent and to more than seventy-five countries. She received her bachelor's degree from Duke University, went to Egypt on a Fulbright scholarship, where she studied at the American University of Cairo, and obtained an MEd degree in international education policy from Harvard University. Hogan currently lives in San Francisco, but remains a global nomad at heart.