David Bornstein: Tulane NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
David Bornstein is a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. He co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times Opinionator section, which explores and analyzes potential solutions to major social problems. He is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports journalists who report on constructive responses to social problems. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. He is currently completing a book on social innovation in the U.S. and Canada. He lives in New York.
David will also facilitate a moderated discussion with three individuals proposing "fixes" in New Orleans:
- Jim Kline, Sci Academy Innovation & Change Seminar: The Seminar in Innovation and Change is a senior level seminar, aimed at preparing scholars for future careers in innovative fields, equipping them with the passion, tools and skills to be competitive innovators who will change the world.
- Johanna Gilligan, Grow Dat Youth Farm: The Mission of the Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.
- Bryan C Lee Jr, NOMA Louisiana Project Pipeline: NOMA Louisiana Project Pipeline offers New Orleans students with an interest in architecture an opportunity to learn more about the design thinking process and how they can affect their communities.
The NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speakers Series presents prominent leaders from across the field of social entrepreneurship to share their own experiences, challenges, insights, thoughts, and recommendations to students and the community. The speaker series provides the Tulane community an opportunity to meet and engage with some of the most remarkable people working in the area of social entrepreneurship today.