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Photo courtesy of Joseph Smolinski and Mixed Greens, New York
Photo courtesy of Joseph Smolinski and Mixed Greens, New York

Middletown’s monthly Gallery Walk invites community members to the North End to celebrate local artists and support local businesses in the city’s Downtown Arts District. This Thursday’s walk will include the opening reception for Colony Collapse, an exhibition by Joseph Smolinski, visiting scholar in the College of the Environment.

From the Green Street blog:

An exhibition of the artwork of Joseph Smolinski entitled, Colony Collapse–  including his drawing, 3D printed sculpture, and video will open at the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University on Thursday, September 4 with a reception from 5:00-8:00p.m— in conjunction with Middletown’s first Thursday Gallery Walk that evening.

Smolinski’s most current body of work focuses on  the notion of collapse in relation to human impacts on the environment.   He notes that although honeybees are vital to the production of food on our planet, since 2006, commercial honeybee farmers have reported numerous occurrences where their hives have gone empty and billions of honeybees have disappeared without a trace.  While the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder have not been proven, Smolinski’s exhibit cautions us that the evidence of environmental stressors and commercial agricultural practices cannot be ignored.    Both artist and scholar, Joseph Smolinski will be this year’s Menakka and Essel Bailey ’66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Wesleyan’s College of the Environment.

The artwork of Joseph Smolinski will be on display at the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University from September 4th through September 25th.  September gallery hours are Mondays 9a.m.-noon. and Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.-3p.m.

If you enjoy dancing and would like to share your passion with others, or if you enjoy teaching and are curious as to what can be taught through movement, the Dance Teaching Workshop and Practicum offer the perfect opportunity to explore these interests while bringing weekly dance classes to the community.

Course description from WesMaps:
“A theoretical and practical course in teaching that utilizes movement and creativity, this course will center on dance education as a site for social relevance, justice, and action. Utilizing readings, discussion, writing, practice, and reflection, students will investigate theories of education, politics of body, and various methods for teaching through dance and movement. Prior dance training is not required. Students with an interest in dance, arts, education, or an interest in creative and bodily engagement in learning will find this course directly applicable. Concurrent enrollment in Dance Teaching Practicum, DANC447 (.5 credit) is required.”

There are still opens spots in the Fall 2014 course, and interested students should contact Professor Katja Kolcio (kkolcio@wesleyan.edu).

Much of the conversation on Wesleyan’s campus around improving education often focuses on education reform, but you may have found yourself wondering about other approaches – not just policy, but also new products and programs. This year, Startup Weekend Hartford (Sept. 26-28) presents the opportunity to bring to life your own idea for addressing issues in education, which can extend far beyond the confines of K-12 or other “formal” education. You can pitch an idea and create a team or join an existing team, and you’ll receive coaching and feedback from industry professionals (including our very own Makaela Kingsley ’98, PCSE director). Through user research, customer development, prototyping, and demoing your project, you’ll develop products that help other people learn while also learning a lot yourself.

Tickets are only $25 for students (until 9/5!), and attendees can apply for PCSE Enrichment Grants to cover the costs. If you will be attending, please contact Makaela Kingsley (mjkingsley.wesleyan.edu) about coordinating carpools.

Check out the site for more information and to register.

Disorientation 2014

An interesting document has been making the rounds in Wesleyan’s social media universe after being posted to the University Organizing Center site this week, and we’re sharing it with ENGAGE readers in the hopes of spurring discussion.

The Disorientation Guide offers thoughtful and critical commentary on the campus climate, with introductions to a wide range of issues facing our community, information on campus activism, timelines, calls to action, and advice for allies. Written by student activists and edited by Abby Cunniff ’17, Claire Marshall ’17, Yael Horowitz ’16, and Chloe Murtagh ’15, Disorientation is neither perfect nor complete but it offers an important glimpse into how Wesleyan students grapple with issues of privilege, prejudice, and oppression.

One might disagree with some of the points presented, but the motivation behind the zine is likely something everyone can get behind. In Cunniff and Marshall’s words: “…activism [can] no longer be the hobby of an isolate niche of the student population. We [need] an inclusive and cohesive community of concerned humans working together to hold Wesleyan to the standards it boasts and to make the best version of Wes available to all community members.”

Feel free to sound off in the comments section with praise, criticisms, or questions, or to contact the organizers directly at wesleyandiso@gmail.com.

Have you ever felt like you could make real social change happen if you just had enough money to give? Leveraging funds for social and environmental good, it turns out, is far more complex than throwing money at problems. In a unique course being taught this fall by Criterion Institute president Joy Anderson, students will learn the ropes of impact investing – with real money.

Course description from WesMaps:
“How do people make decisions about using their money for social change? Where will it have the most impact? When do shifts in the rules or the use of capital create systemic change and address structural inequities? This course will explore the role of capital in social change. If we rethink how social change happens–analyzing the nonprofit and public sectors, but also new sector-blending approaches and concepts like collective impact–how does our perspective on capital shift? As a part of this unique course, students will work through an active process of selecting a set of nonprofits in and around Middletown to which, as a class, they will actually grant a total of $10,000.”

CSPL210 offers a quintessential service-learning experience in the sense that students engage with the course content – that is, theories of social change – differently and more deeply when it is coupled with activity in the real world. Comments by previous participants reveal just how drastically their understanding of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy changed throughout the process of selecting grant recipients.

A few spots in the Fall 2014 course remain. Interested students should reach out to the instructor (anderson@criterioninstitute.org) with a clear, concise statement on why they would like to take the course, the core questions that they will bring, and how the course fits with their personal goals and life history.

Several other service-learning courses on a wide range of topics will take place this semester. Check back soon for more information on their seat availability.


The Green Street Art Center hosts many exciting programs and events throughout the year – Web Design courses, Capoeira, Preschool music classes, you name it! – and they’re looking for a student intern to make sure that everyone on campus and around town knows about all the fun things they have to offer.

Students who participate in this unpaid internship can receive .25 academic credits through CSPL493.

Intern responsibilities include:
- Design easy-to-edit flyers for program promotion
- Post flyers around campus and downtown
- Design monthly calendar for promotion
- Share program and event information online
- Assist in managing social media – Facebook and Twitter (familiarity with TweetDeck a plus)
- Assist with website management, updates
- Write regular stories about Green Street programs for our blog, interviews with students, artists, etc.
- Photograph and record events as needed

Skills required:
- Microsoft Office
- WordPress
- Cascade (preferred, can provide training)
- Facebook, Twitter, TweetDeck (preferred)
Interns are welcome to use the Green Street computer labs when they’re available, but it would be best if the student has access to his or her own laptop.

To apply:
- Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Green Street Director, Sara MacSorley at smacsorley[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. You may also include samples of event photographs and/or videos.
- Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample through the Career Drive listing
The deadline to apply is September 12, 2014.

What role could enterprise play in ending poverty around the world? How do companies in developing countries overcome obstacles to scaling their ventures and alleviating poverty? If you are interested in researching and writing on these pressing questions, consider collaborating with professors and classmates in the 2015 NextBillion Case Writing Competition. There are cash prizes for first, second, and third place entries, which will be published alongside two honorable mentions in GlobaLens, a case study publisher at the University of Michigan.

Individuals or teams that include at least one professor may submit case studies related to social enterprise or a Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) issue. More specifically, entries should describe strategies for BoP companies who face challenges as they create and sustain their businesses. Entries must include adequate information from primary and secondary sources, a 150-word abstract, and a comprehensive teaching note. One professor per entry must agree to teach the case in a course if selected as a winner.  Read the rest of the entry requirements here. Entry forms are due on October 10 and submission documents on December 19. Winners will be announced on April 3, 2015.


Politically active students often focus on state, national, and international affairs, yet much of the governance that influences our day-to-day lives happens on the local level, right under our very noses. The new internships with the City of Middletown will allow Wesleyan students and alumni to observe and assist with the daily activities of departments whose work directly affects the community. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to test the waters of public service and to gain hands-on experience in their field.

Students who participate in this unpaid internship can receive .25 academic credits through CSPL493

From Joseph Samolis, Chief of Staff:
You’re investing a lot in your education: Why not invest some in yourself? With an internship or externship at the City of Middletown, we help you gain practical experience in your field of study. An opportunity at the City of Middletown will give you a chance to take what you have learned in the classroom and apply it to a local community. Not only will you benefit from the experience by learning practical applications of your field of study, the citizens of Middletown gain from your help, drive and fresh perspectives in our various departments.”

Municipal Departments:
- Mayor’s Office (Creating public policies that benefit the local community)
- Public Works (Construction Projects)
- Planning, Conservation and Development (Environmental Review, Economic Development, Zoning Enforcement)
-  Information Technology (IT Infrastructure projects, connecting public to resources they need)
- Office of General Counsel (City Attorney’s Office)
- Public Safety (Police/Fire/Emergency Management)
- Recreation and Community Services (Public Programming, Senior Services, Recreation)
Department placement will depend on student’s research interests.

To apply:
- Complete the Student Internship application and submit to the Human Resources Division with a resume and cover letter stating your field of study, intended career path, and motivation for interning.
- Submit your resume and cover letter again through Career Drive.

The deadline to apply is October 17, 2014. For more information, contact Joseph Samolis at joseph.samolis[at]middletownct[dot]gov.

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center - and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused on social entrepreneurship, and if you find one that fits your schedule and budget, it will prove pivotal to your personal and professional experience as a social changemaker.

With that in mind, we’d like to share some of the biggest and most well-known events taking place this year. The price tags must surprise you, but don’t let the sticker shock scare you away: undergrads can always apply for a Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) Enrichment Grant to help defray costs, and there may be other sources of funding out there, such as the WSA’s Student Budget Committee if the event is closely related to your work with a student group. The conferences often overlap with classes, but if you find yourself stranded on campus, you can usually follow along online for free.

We’re eager to hear your thoughts on these events and hear about others you have attended. If you plan to attend any events this fall, we may be able to arrange rideshares. Please add a comment below or contact Makaela Kingsley ’98, Director of the PCSE.


Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) SOCAP14
September 2-5, 2014
San Francisco, CA
$1395 (stay tuned for updates from our scholarship winners)
“SOCAP14 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, September 2-5, SOCAP14 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. This year’s theme, ‘Igniting Vibrant Communities,’ challenges us all to look for vibrant communities when seeking evidence of successful impact.”

Leading Change Summit Leading Change
September 3-6, 2014
San Francisco, CA
“Engage with diverse voices to ignite new ideas. Activate your strategies with expert advice and planning tools. Change the way you create impact… Exclusvely for nonprofit leaders, this event offers three tracks to accelerate your career development: Impact Leadership, Digital Strategy, and the Future of Technology.”

Better World by Design Better by Design
September 19-21, 2014
Providence, RI
Students: $25 for one day, $45 for three days
Professionals: $175 for one day, $245 for three days
Free tickets available for volunteers
“Each year, Better World by Design brings a global community of innovators to Providence, Rhode Island to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal: building a better world. Presenters share engaging stories, workshops teach creative skills, and discussions reframe perspectives. Better World is an immersive experience that deepens our understanding of the power of design, technology, and enterprise to engage our communities and sustain our environment.”

Social Good Summit Social Good Summit
September 21-22, 2014
New York, NY
$70 per day
“The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week from September 21-22, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.”

Social Enterprise World Forum SEWF
October 14-16, 2014
Seoul, Korea
$500 (8/31)
“The forum will look at how we can address social change specifically through examples of Social Innovation, Social Inclusion and Social Investment from some of the industry’s global leaders. This event will showcase innovative concepts for sustainable development and growth of social enterprise. It will also establish a strategy for social integration, the key driver for social value creation through social innovation and social enterprise.”

Kairos Global Summit Kairos
October 17-19 2014
Laguna Niguel, CA
“Young entrepreneurs and influential leaders gather to ask, ‘if you could focus the next generation of entrepreneurs on solving one problem, what would it be?’”
More information on registration coming soon.

PopTech PopTech
October 23-24, 2014
Camden, ME
“600 thought leaders in business, industry, science, technology, design, social and ecological innovation, the arts and humanities, philanthropy and other fields will convene to share ‘breakthrough ideas at the edge of change.’ The conference is designed to foster relationships and collaborations.”

Social Enterprise Conference by the Columbia Business School Columbia
October 31, 2014
New York, NY
“Help spark the conversation on driving sustainable change beyond the new millennium: How are companies successfully ingraining sustainability into the development of their corporate strategy and business practices? What are the challenges to harnessing the power of capital markets to create sustainable impact for the global community and environment? How can design thinking, new behavioral models, and socially-conscious marketing create the right incentives for lasting structural and systems-wide changes?”

Net Impact Conference net-impact-logo-1
November 6-8, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
Students: $365 (until 10/3)
“Engage with 350+ inspiring speakers from across sectors who are breaking new ground in social and environmental change. Learn from 100 sessions across 10 tracks – from Sustainable Food to International Development – designed to take your inspiration, innovation, and impact to the next level. Connect with 2,700 like-minded student and professional peers and thought leaders from our global Net Impact community.”

Lend for American Summit LFA
November 15-16, 2014
University of California, Berkeley
$65 (early bird rate)
“The LFA Summit connects student leaders from across the country with national experts for a weekend of intensive training and peer learning. Through hands-on sessions that use real-life examples led by both students and professionals, attendees walk away with clear and ambitious plans for their Campus MFIs.”
LFA will also accept session proposals until September 21.

Global Health and Innovation Conferenceglobal-health-innovation-conference-ghic-2012_500x286
March 28-29, 2015
New Haven, CT
Students: $110 (until 8/31)
Non-students: $165
“The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.” We have blogged about this here.
Unite for Sight is also accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. First deadline is 8/31, final deadline is 9/30.

Ashoka U Exchange AshokaU
February 26-28, 2015
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Applications open now
Students: $475 (early bird rate)
Non-students: $650
“The Ashoka U Exchange is the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship in higher education. The Exchange brings together 650 university faculty, staff, and administrators representing 150 institutions to share new ways of teaching and learning that will shape the way educational institutions influence the world.”

Our friends at Unite for Sight are offering discounted registration for their 12th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference, March 28-29, in New Haven. (That’s a full week after Wesleyan’s Spring Break ends.) The student price is only $110 until August 31, and it increases $10/month thereafter.

For full conference details, visit http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference.

Current students who register for this (or any other) conference are eligible to apply for a Patricelli Center Enrichment Grant to cover or defray the cost of attending.


Email from Unite For Sight:

I hope that you are doing well!  You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.  We would appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement to your colleagues who may be interested in attending or presenting.  For those interested in presenting at the conference, we are currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentation.  The first abstract deadline is August 31, and the final abstract deadline is September 30.  Register by August 31 for a very reduced early bird rate.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration.

To date, the conference’s 300 confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm
  • Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • More speakers TBA

Business Principles in Global Health Speakers

  • “Measurement for Managers: Tools for Decision Making to Advance Health in Developing Countries,” Kim Longfield, Director, Research and Metrics, Population Services International
  • More speakers TBA

Design Thinking Speakers

  • Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Director, Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design
  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • Ramsey Ford, Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati; Design Director, Design Impact
  • Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Meghan Majorowski, Director, Global Health at FSG
  • Meira Neggaz, Senior Program Officer, MSI-US
  • Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Founder, Design Global Change
  • More speakers TBA

Environment Health, Energy, Food and Agriculture Speakers

  • Jessie Cronan, Executive Director, Gardens for Health International
  • Cheryl Dahle, Future of Fish
  • “Why Soy is Unhealthy: It’s NOT What You Think!” Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Sasha Kramer, PhD, Co-founder and Executive Director, SOIL; Adjunct Professor of International Studies, University of Miami
  • Debra Shapira, Senior Manager Institutional Relations, Root Capital
  • More speakers TBA

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

  • Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
  • Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
  • More speakers TBA

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

  • Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Malaria No More
  • Gabrielle Fitzgerald
  • Eva Harris, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Director, Center for Global Public Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH, Faculty Affiliate, Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • Josh Ruxin, Founder and Director, Health Builders
  • Camille Saade, Director, Partnerships,Global Health, Population and Nutrition, fhi360
  • “Closing the Delivery Gap: An Integrated Approach to Health Systems Strenghtening in Togo, West Africa,” Jennifer Schechter, MSW, MPH, Executive Director, Hope Through Health
  • Mohammed Abdus Salem, Country Representative, BRAC Liberia
  • “Quality Assurance in Vision Center and Outreach Eye Screenings,” Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
  • Harsh Sule, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor and Director of International Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals
  • More speakers TBA

Health Education and University Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • “InnovateHealth Yale: A Program in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship — Implementation and Lessons Learned,” Marty Klein, MPH, PhD, Lecturer in Public Health, Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs, Yale University School of Public Health
  • Jordan Levy, Managing Director, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Tucker Marion, PhD, Associate Professor, Co-Director, High-Technology MBA; Co-Director, Institute for Global Innovation Management; Samuel Altschuler Research Fellow, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
  • Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101″
  • Monica Slinkard, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, Medical Director, LifeNet International
  • More speakers TBA

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • Rajesh Anandan, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • More speakers TBA

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • Yet Asfaw, Vice President, EngenderHealth
  • “Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?” Rebecca Cook, Professor of Law Emerita, FAculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • “In Your Own Words: Digital Youth Story Telling,” Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, US Country Director, MSI
  • Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
  • “Just Actions: 10 Transformational Initiatives That Can Deliver the Next Wave of Health and Development Gains,” Leith Greenslade, Vice-Chair Child Health, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and the MDG Health Alliance
  • Latanya Mapp Frett, Vice President, Global Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • “Mutual Learning and Reverse Innovation: Lessons from the Field,” Tricia Morente, COO, Kangu
  • James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
  • More speakers TBA

Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

  • Andy Shih, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Autism Speaks
  • Stephanie Smith, Health and Policy Advisor for Mental Health, Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda; Fellow in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Research Fellow, Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • “Global Mental Health and Development,” Chris Underhill, Founder, BasicNeeds
  • More speakers TBA

Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

  • David Bouslough, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa
  • Gene Kwan, MD, Clinical Fellow, Boston Medical Center and Partners In Health
  • “Income Inequality: It’s More Than Just Annoying,” Nader Moinfar, MD, MPH, Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology; Fellow, American Society of Retina Specialists; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Central Florida School of Medicine; Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula, Magruder Eye Institute
  • Mark Roithmayr, Chief Development Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • More speakers TBA

Patient-Centered Initiatives Speakers

  • Peter Doshi, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacology; Associate Editor, The BMJ
  • Richard Siegrist, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Associate Academic Director, MHCM Program; Adjunct Lecturer on Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • “How to Restore Trust and Social Responsibility in Medicine,” Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Director, Patient-Centered Care Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University
  • More speakers TBA

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

  • Thomas Chupein, Policy Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab           
  • Jennifer Galvin, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Yale School of Medicine
  • “Equitable Research in Global Health Equity: Increasing Technical Capacity and Ownership of Research in Rural Rwanda,” Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Instructor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Peter Speyer, Chief Data & Technology Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Daniel Zoughbie, Founder and CEO, Microclinic International; Visiting Scholar, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
  • More speakers TBA

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

  • Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder & CEO, Global Momenta           
  • David Barash, Executive Director, Global Health Portfolio and Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
  • Shubha Kumar, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Angela Lee, Founder, 37 Angels; Executive Director of Teaching Excellence and Adunct, Columbia Business School
  • Jennifer Mccrea, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Harvard Kennedy School
  • More speakers TBA

Social Enterprise Speakers

  • Molly Christiansen, Director of Research & Partner Development, LivingGoods
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “Unreasonable Capital // Investing at the Nexus of Explosive Growth & Impact” Daniel Epstein, Founder & CEO, Unreasonable Institute
  • Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
  • Peter Johnson, Partner, Developing World Markets
  • “Rising Expectations Lift All People,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
  • Rashmi Pillai, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Advisory, Living Goods
  • Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.
  • More speakers TBA

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

  • Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • “Keeping the Wheels Turning: A Practical Approach to Delivering Health Care to the Hard to Reach,” Andrea Coleman, Co-founder and CEO, Riders for Health
  • Al Hammond, Senior Entrepreneur, Ashoka’s Full Economic Citizenship Program
  • Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope LLC
  • “Social Impact Measurement and the Pretense of Knowledge,” Rich Leimsider, Vice President of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green
  • Matt Nash, CASE Managing Director, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • More speakers TBA

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

  • Charlotte Cole, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
  • “Indiegogo: Crowdfunding for Impact,” Alisa Cordesius, Cause Vertical Manager, Indiegogo
  • “Energy & Impact: Creating Compelling Social Change Campaigns,” Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • Mehret Mandefro, President and Producer, Truth Aid
  • More speakers TBA

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

  • Scott Corlew, CMO/VP of Medical Affairs, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • Kathleen Casey
  • Robert Riviello, Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • “Gratifactions and Hazards of Volunteer Service Abroad,” Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing
  • More speakers TBA

Technology in Global Health Speakers

  • Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group
  • Shainoor Khoja, Consultant/Previously Managing Director, Roshan Community
  • Kenneth Paik, MD, MBA, Director of Operations, Sana
  • Amish Parashar, Director of Innovation, Triple Ring Technologies
  • Carter Powers, COO, Dimagi, Inc.
  • More speakers TBA

Water and Sanitation Speakers

  • Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
  • Christoph Gorder, Chief Global Water Officer, Charity:Water
  • More speakers TBA

Interactive Workshops

  • Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • Perry Dougherty, Director of Institute for Spiritual Formation & Society, Still Harbor
  • “Bioethical Challenges Practicing Medicine in the Developing World,” Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing
  • More speakers TBA

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

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