Lecture Series


Spring 2016 Lecture Series

March SEI Lecture Series: Nat Robinson of Juhudi Kilimo

natrobinsonNat Robinson was recently the CEO and Founder of Juhudi Kilimo, which is a social business located in Kenya that provides micro-asset financing and insurance to rural smallholder farmers. Since its creation in 2009, Juhudi Kilimo has provided over 50,000 loans worth $30 million and financed the purchase of 23,100 cows by some of Kenya’s poorest farmers. Nat is originally from the U.S but through his work has traveled to over 60 countries. Nat is also the author of “Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya.” This book tells the story of a young entrepreneur from the U.S. who created a social business in East Africa.


February SEI Lecture Series: Steven Rothstein, Citizen Schools

 int.pla.AJoin us on Monday, February 22nd for a compelling lecture led by Steven Rothstein. Steven is  currently a Senior Advisor and the former CEO of Citizen Schools. Citizen Schools works in middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day for the students. SEI has an ongoing partnership with Citizen Schools, sending volunteers to middle schools through the BizKids Apprenticeship and Eight Grade Academy writing coach program. Join us to learn more about Citizen Schools and Steven’s involvement in closing the opportunity gap for students across the U.S.


January SEI Lecture Series: Geordie Brackin, Bridge International Academies

IMG_4811Join us for the first SEI Lecture Series of the spring 2016 semester and meet Geordie Brackin, the Director of Global Innovation at Bridge International Academies. Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest education innovation company serving the 700 million families who live on less than $2 USD per day. Bridge strives to provide the highest quality education product to the more than 100,000 students who attend Bridge’s more than 400 nursery and primary schools across emerging markets in Africa and (soon to open) in Asia. You can learn more about Bridge International Academies here.



If you would like to be a speaker for our series, please contact us at sei@neu.edu