This event has now been rescheduled. Details below.
From our friends in the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Economics Department
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis
A Lecture by Nancy Lindborg
President of the United States Institute of Peace
Discussant: Professor Steve O’Connell
Gil and Frank Mustin Professor of Economics
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
Nancy Lindborg headed the Ebola High-Level Task Force at USAID, where she was director of the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau. She currently serves as President of the United States Institute of Peace, an independent
institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.
Sponsored by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility’s Global Affairs Program with support from the Economics Department.
The Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this upcoming event. Please mark your calendars.
Whose Planet? Whose Economic Development?
Jobs vs. Environment in the United States and Latin America
November 12, 2013
Aviva Chomsky lecture: 4:30 p.m.
Noam Chomsky lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Her most recent books include A History of the Cuban Revolution, Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class, and They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration. She has been active in Latin America solidarity and immigrants’ rights movements for several decades.
Noam Chomsky joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955, where he is institute professor and professor of linguistics emeritus. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs, and United States foreign policy. Among his recent books are New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind; On Nature and Language; The Essential Chomsky; Hopes and Prospects; Gaza in Crisis; How the World Works; 9-11: Was There an Alternative?; Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire, and Resistance; The Science of Language; Peace with Justice: Noam Chomsky in Australia; and Power Systems.
Phone: (610) 328-8000
The Creative Destruction of Capitalism and the Rise of Social Entrepreneurship
A lecture by
Dr. Denise Crossan
Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship
School of Business
Trinity College Dublin
Regional Director of the Swarthmore College Northern Ireland Semester Programme
Monday, November 5, 2012
Science Center 101
Maps and directions to Swarthmore College
An influential 2011 Harvard Business Review article hailed the re-construction of capitalism and the development of a “shared value” approach to business practice. In this talk, drawing on public policy initiatives around the world, Dr. Denise Crossan will explore the complexity of the concept of social entrepreneurship and review how the private sector and international governments are supporting and growing new organisational forms that strive to deliver an equally weighted social and economic return value for their stakeholders.
Dr. Denise Crossan was appointed to Trinity College Dublin’s School of Business in January 2009 as Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship; the first post of it’s kind in Ireland. She currently teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and her research interests include mapping social entrepreneurship in an international context; the measurement of social value and ethical practice in social entrepreneurship; international public sector policies to grow social entrepreneurship and understanding corporate social responsibility and blurring sector boundaries.
In 2012 she received the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Highly Commended Award Winner, for her paper entitled “The Hologram Effect in Entrepreneurial Social Commercial Enterprises: Triggers and Tipping Points” published in the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011). Dr. Crossan’s in-field experience includes working as Community Business Advisor under the European Union’s Special Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland from 1996 to 2002, and Dr Crossan acts as the Regional Director of the Swarthmore College Northern Ireland Semester Programme.
Sponsored by Swarthmore’s Study Abroad Office, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology
Check out this upcoming faculty lecture:
David Huffman (Economics)
“Understanding the link between human altruism and human aggression: A behavioral economics approach”
Thursday November 17
4:30-5:30, Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall
(maps and directions)