VIP: Very Impactful People - Social Innovation & the Social Entrepreneur
Edwards, M. (PI)
Pena Brown, K. (GP)
Eldeeb, S. (GP)
Engage with founders of leading social enterprises, "Innovator for the 21st Century" (TIME magazine), an "Impact 30" entrepreneur (Forbes), an "Edison Achievement" awardee for innovation and a United Nations "Champion of the Earth", including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank, Chris Anderson of TED Talks and Linda Rottenberg of Endeavor. The weekly lineup of accomplished founders also includes Ramya Swaminathan of Malta, Inc. and Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat. Students will be exposed to the perspectives and endeavors of global high-impact entrepreneurs who address social and environmental needs in the U.S. and internationally through for-profit, nonprofit and hybrid models. Each week after a live in-depth interview with a social entrepreneur, students will have the opportunity to converse directly with each guest entrepreneur during Q&A. This class will expose students to pioneering thought leaders, diverse impact career paths, networking and potential internship and job opportunities.
Discrimination, Crime, and Poverty Policy
Design of Public Institutions
Urban and Regional Policy