Lecture Series

The Social Enter­prise Lec­ture Series is a monthly recur­ring series at North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity that serves to inform the gen­eral pub­lic of the dif­fer­ent inno­v­a­tive enter­prise solu­tions in the local community. 

Next Lec­ture:

Octo­ber Lec­ture Series: Som­bodhi Ghosh — Aakar Innovations

Octo­ber 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Curry Stu­dent Cen­ter Mez­za­nine Level

Som­bodhi Ghosh is the co-founder of Aakar Inno­va­tions, a social enter­prise in India which cat­alyzes liveli­hood devel­op­ment and women’s health through empow­er­ing them to man­u­fac­ture and dis­trib­ute san­i­tary pads in their own com­mu­ni­ties. Ghosh will bring his knowl­edge from years of expe­ri­ence as a inno­va­tor and social entre­pre­neur to North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity at the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute Octo­ber Speaker Series. We invite you to come and join us for this event and to apply for co-op posi­tions with Aakar Inno­va­tions as listed on MyNEU Cool, with the oppor­tu­nity to net­work and/or inter­view with Ghosh him­self on Octo­ber 15th.


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Past Events

Edu­ca­tion: Empow­er­ing Girls One Book At A Time
Fea­tur­ing John Wood, Founder of Room to Read & Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, co-authors of Half the Sky 
Wednes­day, April 23, 2014

Brew­ing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Moun­tain Cof­fee Roast­ers 
Rick Peyser, Direc­tor of Social Advo­cacy and Sup­ply Chain Com­mu­nity Man­age­ment, Green Moun­tain Cof­fee Roast­ers
Wedness­day, March 26 , 2014

B Corps: A Bet­ter Way to Do Busi­ness 
Jay Coen Gilber, Co-Founder, B-Lab 
Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 20 , 2014

Financ­ing Social Busi­ness through Impact Invest­ments
Miguel Granier, Founder, Invested Devel­op­ment 
Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 29 ‚ 

Veronika Scott: Detroit’s Empow­er­ment Plan
Veronika Scott, Founder, Empow­er­ment Plan
Mon­day, Decem­ber 2, 2013 

Impact Invest­ing in Devel­op­ment: Scal­ing Alter­na­tive. Energy, Mobile Tech & Agri­cul­ture
Miguel Granier, Founder & Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Invested Devel­op­ment   
Wednes­day, Novem­ber 20, 2013

Pan­era Cares: The Power of Com­pas­sion in Busi­ness
Kate Antonacci, Pan­era Cares
Mon­day, Octo­ber 28, 2013 

Tenac­ity, Deter­mi­na­tion & Lead­er­ship: Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Change
John Wood, Founder, Room to Read
Mon­day, Octo­ber 21, 2013

Grow­ing Rural Pros­per­ity, fea­tur­ing Root Cap­i­tal
Brian Milder, Root Cap­i­tal
Mon­day, April 1, 2013

Trans­lat­ing Evi­dence into Action fea­tur­ing Inno­va­tions for Poverty Action and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Angela Ambroz, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL)
Heather Lan­thorn, Inno­va­tions for Poverty Action (IPA)
Wednes­day, March 20, 2013

Invest­ing for Impact fea­tur­ing Social Finance US
Rebecca Lev­en­thal, Social Finance US
Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 25, 2013

Invest­ing for Impact
Tim Spit­tle, Root Cap­i­tal
Rus­sell DeLu­cia and Eliz­a­beth Friend, S3IDF
John Gross­man, Third Sec­tor Cap­i­tal Part­ners
Mon­day, Decem­ber 3, 2012

Food for Edu­ca­tion 
Madhu Srid­har, Akshaya Patra 
Mon­day, Novem­ber 26, 2012

Mol­loy Lec­ture Series fea­tur­ing Janji, on Value Cre­ation: Start­ing a Social Busi­ness 
Mike Burn­stein and Dave Span­dor­fer,  Janji 
Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, 2012

Octo­ber Lec­ture Series fea­tur­ing Roger Thurow and One Acre Fund 
Roger Thurow, Chicago Coun­cil on Global Affairs 
Alli­son Bream, One Acre Fund 
Tues­day, Octo­ber 9, 2012 

Tech­nol­ogy & Inno­va­tion for the Base of the Pyramid, featuring Pro­fes­sor Iqbal Quadir, founder of Grameen­phone 
Pro­fes­sor Iqbal QuadirMIT’s Lega­tum Cen­ter  
Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 22, 2012 

Jan­u­ary Lec­ture Series, fea­tur­ing One Acre Fund 
Bar­rett Prinz, One Acre Fund 
Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2012 

Third Annual World AIDS Day Forum: Jus­tice in Health
Dr. Rajesh Pan­jabiHar­vard Med­ical School 
Jenna LeMieux, Part­ners In Health (PIH
Thurs­day, Decem­ber 1, 2011

Inno­v­a­tive Plat­forms to Build Capac­ity for Non-profits and Social Enter­prise 
Rachael Chong and Alex Hsi­aao, Catchafire
Alli­son Mirkin and Anne Rad­day, Root Cause 
Tues­day, Novem­ber 15, 2011

Roger Thurow on Global Food Secu­rity 
Roger ThurowChicago Coun­cil on Global Affairs 
Mon­day, Octo­ber 31, 2011 

Mol­loy Lec­ture Series fea­tur­ing Equal Exchange  
Daniel Fire­side, Equal Exchange 
Tues­day, Octo­ber 25, 2011

Rebuild­ing Haiti through Finan­cial Ser­vices & the Future of the Micro­cre­dit Indus­try 
Geor­gette Jean-Louis, Fonkoze 
Thurs­day, March 10, 2011

Global Micro­fi­nance in the Devel­op­ing World 
Car­los Pimentel Sanchez, Esper­anza Inter­na­tional 
Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2011

World AIDS Day Panel 
Dr. Heidi Behfer­ouz, Brigham & Women’s Hos­pi­tal and Part­ners in Health (PIH)
Katie Boll­bach, FACE AIDS
Pro­fes­sor Chris Chanya­sulkit, Har­vard School of Pub­lic Health 
Pro­fes­sor Kari Furtek, North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity
Wednes­day, Decem­ber 1, 2010

Novem­ber Lec­ture Series: Ashoka Youth Ven­ture 
Bret Carr, Ashoka Youth Ven­ture
Wednes­day, Novem­ber 10, 2010 


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