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Social Entrepreneurship: Generating Hope Anew?

Social Entrepreneurship: Generating Hope Anew?

Social Entrepreneurship Generating Hope Anew
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Aaron Burr Hall Room 219
Other: Reception to follow

The Graduate School, Department of Anthropology, Program in Global Health and Health Policy, and the Keller Center present a half-day Interdisciplinary Graduate Student-led Conference. This conference features:

  • A Keynote Address by Hirokazu Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the East Asian Studies Program at Cornell University.  The lecture, "Job as a Model of Hope: Some Examples from Fukushima Japan," explores the figure of Job (of the Book of Job) as a paradigm of hope and examines the relationship between hope and truth (or courage) in ethnographic analysis of different forms of activism, including financial market activism, in post-Fukushima Japan. 

  • An Interdisciplinary Panel: "Entrepreneurial Citizenship: Social Entrepreneurs and Social Purpose on the University Campus" features Princeton representatives from Anthropology, Policy, Engineering and Civic Engagement to discuss the rise of social entrepreneurial activities and pedagogies on campus. How do various disciplinary studies contribute to the practice, analysis and critique of entrepreneurship aimed at addressing society's grand challenges?

  • Kimberly de los Santos, Director of the Princeton Pace Civic Engagement Center
  • Gregory van der Vink, Visiting Lecturer in Department of Geosciences, Faculty Advisor to Princeton Engineers Without Borders
  • Peter Locke, Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Global Health Progam, Woodrow Wilson School
  • Brian Trelstad, Bridges Ventures and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School
  • Christine Nieves Rodriguez, Pioneer Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Carolyn Rouse, Professor of Anthropology

An evening research workshop will take place from 5-8 p.m., with limited seating. Please contact  if you are interested in participating.