Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

“What is social entrepreneurship?  What role can it play in the 21st-Century Liberal Arts?” In this lecture, Jon Isham, Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the new Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, will share what he has recently learned with Middlebury students about social entrepreneurship and the ways that it can enhance higher education. He will illustrate, with examples from several recent student projects, how experiential learning can help students to address questions at the heart of the liberal arts tradition, enhancing their ability to reflect, connect, analyze and engage.

The talk will be available via webcast on November 29th, from 7:00-8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Registered participants will receive an email with information on how to access the talk.

In preparation for the talk, Jon recommends that participants read the following two articles and watch the two related videos:

“Only Connect…” The Goals of a Liberal Education, William Cronon
The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship“, David Bornstein

Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts”  Jon Isham (3 minutes) or “Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts” Jon Isham, animated video (12 minutes)
“GIS for Grassroots Health” (for more background on this project, see the website for GIS for Grassroots Health)

Instructions for Accessing the Webcast:

You will receive an email with information on how to access this webcast.



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