Past Event

The Obama Foundation Scholars Discuss Social Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement

May 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
International House, 500 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Home Room
Columbia World Projects invites you to join us for a morning with the Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University, a group of 12 rising social change leaders from around the world. In a series of four conversations, the scholars will provide insights on key challenges and innovations in the work of making social change. They will discuss their experience working with – and in most cases founding – civic organizations aimed at addressing major social challenges in their home countries. This is the final public event featuring the first cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars before they complete their year-long residency in May. More information on the scholars can be found on the Columbia World Projects website, RSVP required. To register for the event, please visit: Agenda: 9:20am Opening remarks 9:30-10:20am Panel One: Community based development — listening and lifting up different voices Omezzine Khelifa, Ana Maria Gonzalez-Forero, Hong Hoang 10:30-11:20am Panel Two: Sustainable development — financial and other models for social change organizations Alice Barbe, Vanessa Paranjothy, Pierre Ndayihereje 11:30am-12:20pm Panel Three: Innovation in development Elvis Ndansi, Oluseun Onigbinde, Pavel Kunchev 12:30-1:30pm Panel Four: Drawing on unconventional disciplines in tackling intractable challenges Rumbidzai Chisenga, Trisha Shetty, Gabriela Galilea The event will also be livestreamed online. Submit your questions via email ahead of or during the discussion to have them answered live:

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