Social Impact Lab is a weekly forum which brings together students, as well as leading alumni and other practitioners involved in the fields of social entrepreneurship and economic development. This important dialogue encompasses a wide array of current and compelling questions in the social enterprise sphere. The discussions also provide firsthand opportunities for students to learn about career paths in the field.
During 2016-2017, the Social Impact Lab was pleased to host renowned speakers, such as Vincent Stanley, Patagonia’s Director of Philosophy; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh; Anuradha Mathur, Yale World Fellow; Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute; Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj, an Indian social enterprise; and Adam Wolfensohn of Encourage Capital.
Students presented on a variety of topics including challenges in the public sector, human rights, careers in nonprofit management, philanthropy, education, and design for social impact. In addition, the student teams from the Global Social Entrepreneurship courses (India and South Africa in 2016-2017) presented on their projects during the spring semester.