Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

Symposium 2014 Agenda

The 2014 January Symposium, “Social Entrepreneurship and the Future of Education,” took place from January 23-24, 2014. CSE Vision Award recipients Shabana Basij-Rasikh and David Bornstein delivered electrifying keynote addresses. A variety of thought-provoking workshops and a Google+ Hangout session with international innovators in education rounded out the event. Please visit our blog for full coverage of the events listed below.

Thursday, January 23rd
7:00 p.m. | Mead Chapel
Opening address by Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Co-founder and president of SOLA, School of Leadership Afghanistan
Presentation of Vision Award by Katy Smith Abbott, Middlebury College Dean of Students

Friday, January 24th
8:30 a.m. | McCullough Social Space

Breakfast and Opening Remarks by Elizabeth Robinson ’84, Director of Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts and co-Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship

9:00 a.m. | McCullough Social Space

Empathy Workshop with Laura White, Manager of Changemaker Schools Network, Ashoka’s Empathy Initiative
Roundtable discussions and Google+ Hangout with educational innovators, moderated by Professor Jon Isham, Co-Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship

2:00 p.m. | Axinn Winter Garden

2:15 p.m. | Axinn Center
Workshop Session #1:

Jihad Hajjouji ’14, Cofounder and Director of Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge – ”Developing a Theory of Change: A Case from Morocco”
Elsa Palanza ’01, Clinton Global Initiative – “Global Social Entrepreneurship: The World is Waiting For You”
Laura White, Manager of Changemaker Schools Network, Ashoka’s Empathy Initiative – ”Empathy in Action: How Every Student in Vermont Can Be a Changemaker.”
Jeff Digel ’78, Covenant Preparatory School – “Stepping into the Unknown: My Adventure with Covenant Prep”

3:00 p.m. | Axinn Winter Garden
Runa Break

3:30 p.m. | Axinn Center
Workshop Session #2 – This second round of workshops will feature a second presentation by the same workshop facilitators

7:30 p.m. | McCullough Social Space
Keynote Address by David Bornstein, Journalist and author of New York Times “Fixes” column and Co-founder of Solutions Journalism Network – “Solutions Journalism in Education: Scholarship in Real Time”
Presentation of Vision Award by Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics

The 2014 CSE January Symposium was made possible through the generosity of Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

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