Advancing social entrepreneurship at mason sept. 22[1]

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Advancing social entrepreneurship at mason sept. 22[1]

  1. 1. Advancing Social Entrepreneurship at Mason Join us for a discussion on “Advancing Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason” on Wednesday, September 22, from 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. The event will be held on GMU’s Arlington Campus at 3401 Fairfax Drive, Original Building, Room 301. For more information, please contact Michael Youngblood at myoungbl@gmu.edu. 7:30 - 8:45 pm Speaker: Larry Robertson Robertson is the author of A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress. The book has received wide acclaim for its unique and insightful look at how entrepreneurship works as well as for its accessible, actionable guidance about how all of us can tap this powerful force that enables humanity to progess. Robertson’s talk is sponsored by the regional Fall for the Book Festival. 8:50 - 10:00 pm Panel Discussion: Advancing Social Entrepreneurship at Mason Mason George Mason University has always been a center for innovation. Today, it is leading a movement to bring social ChangeMakers innovation to higher education by bringing together students, faculty, practitioners, and philanthropists to create effective partnerships for sustainable social change. In 2008, GMU was selected a “Changemaker Campus,” by Ashoka, one of the world’s leading organizations for social entrepreneurship. The panel will discuss GMU’s role as a Changemaker Campus and current opportunities for social innovation at GMU, including: • “What’s next” for social innovation at Mason • Mason’s own student-consulting group, Social Venture Consulting • The development of a Center for Social Innovation at GMU • Upcoming conferences and opportunities for student research • Ways to engage with local nonprofits • Social media outlets

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