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Thursday, January 25 • 10:40am - 11:10am
The Role of Universities in Social Impact

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Session held in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

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Peter Drobac

Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
A global health physician and social entrepreneur, Peter Drobac is the new Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford Saïd Business School. The Skoll Centre promotes social innovation by developing talent, promoting actionable insight through research, and... Read More →
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Thane Kreiner

Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Mr. Thane Kreiner Ph.D. is the Founder of PhyloTech, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Kreiner co-founded Presage Biosciences, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer until June 2010, where he built the team, licensed the IP, and closed the Series... Read More →
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Sherryl Kuhlman

Managing Director, Wharton Program for Social Impact
Sherryl leads the Wharton Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.Drawing on “business strategies for a better world,” Sherryl is strengthening the impact investing ecosystem, with a specific focus on impact assessment and innovative finance.Kuhlman... Read More →
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Courtney McBeth

Managing Director Research & Academics, Sorenson Impact
Courtney McBeth is a Managing Director at Sorenson Impact where she develops curriculum and partnerships for the executive education platform on impact investing, social innovation, and impact measurement. She also manages the Center's international development, academic, and student... Read More →
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Sonal Shah

Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University
Sonal is an economist and entrepreneur and has spent her career focused on economic policy and actionable innovation in the public and private sectors.  She is a global leader on social innovation policy including impact investing, data and technology for social good, and civic engagement... Read More →

Thursday January 25, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am MST
Libby Gardner Hall