PSE, on its own and in collaboration with SOM Student Clubs and alumni, sponsors conferences and other events.

Lectures and Panels

SOM Alumni
Liz Berry Gipps, Education in Africa
Andrea Levere, Corporate for Enterprise Development
Hilary Pennington, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Judy Samuelson, Aspen Institute
Sandy Urie, CEO of Cambridge Associates

Distinguished Speakers
Michael Taormina, CommonBond
Georgia Keohane, Roosevelt Institute
Andrew Kassoy, B-Lab
Andrea Phillips, Goldman Sachs
Brian Trelstad, Acumen Fund
Robert Fabricant, Frog Design
Barret Prinz, Onc Acre Fund
South Asian Business Forum Presents Indian Social Entrepreneurs
Laura Callahan, Mckinsey & Company; David Hunter, Hunter Consulting LLC
Yale World Fellows
Harish Hande, Founder & CEO-SELCO
Margot Brandenburg, Associate Director- Rockefeller Foundation

Philanthropy Conference

This annual conference, co-sponsored with the Net Impact Club, brings to SOM thought leaders from the world of philanthropic grant-making and investing. The fourth annual Philanthropy Conference in 2008, “Collaboration and Leadership in Philanthropy,” featured leading practitioners, including Paul Brest of the Hewlett Foundation and Ira Magaziner of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Education Leadership Conference

Organized y the education Club, this annual conference explores issues in K - 12 education. The third annual Education Leadership Conference, entitled “Levers for Change” featured Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Social Impact Lab

This weekly seminar series is devoted to exploring the management of non-profit and non-governmental organizations, especially the factors that underlie effective organizational performance. Both students and outside speakers present at this lively exchange over lunch on Wednesdays.

SOM Net Impact Club

The SOM Net Impact Club provides education, events and career guidance for SOM students pursuing careers in non-profit management, public management and socially responsible business. The Club also functions as an umbrella organization, coordinating activities relating to social enterprise and socially responsible careers with faculty, staff, and other clubs on campus. Other related social enterprise related clubs include: Economic Development, Environment, Healthcare, SOM Outreach, Arts and Culture, Board Service, Community Service, The Internship Fund, Food for Thought and others.