The inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series event welcomed Mr. Jerr Boschee, executive director of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and one of the founders of the social enterprise movement worldwide, on October 20, 2010, at the Rave Motion Pictures theatre, across from the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
Social Entrepreneurship Archives
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings leading agents of change to GSEP to discuss the challenges and opportunities in leadership in communities across the world.
The sunrise in Haiti was especially hot. Our team of 39 of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and humanitarians had pitched our tents at the New Life Children’s home, an orphanage just a few minutes’ drive from the Port-au-Prince airport.
Visiting Fiji for the first time and on a village tour through the remote areas of this beautiful island, I was struck by the sight of an old (nonworking) computer in an otherwise emptyclassroom at the Koroinasau Primary School.
Today, we are facing major social and economic issues around the world. GSEP has developed a program in which participants are encouraged to explore the root causes of these issues.
They traveled to deliver computers to remote mountain villages as part of a project to promote youth leadership and social change through the use of technology.
Celina Guich’s international experiences inspired her volunteerism for various nongovernmental organizations, including a refugee camp in Buduburam, Ghana.
In “The World Is Flat”, author Thomas Friedman describes how modern technology is flattening the world that Christopher Columbus discovered was round.
A new student-alumni initiative at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology will be launching this spring: iWE @ GSEP.
When Robin Worley visited a home for street kids in Haiti and learned that 300,000 children in that country are slaves, she was moved to action.
GSEP students and alumni are practicing in new cultures and foreign languages, building international ties as part of a global community.
From the operating room of Docente Hospital in Riobamba, Ecuador, Jennifer Trubenbach looks out into a waiting room packed with children and their parents’.
The Longs developed the Champions project in Taiwan. It teaches students about character, values, and decision making, all centered around the concept of love.