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October 9 Provost’s Lecture with Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton
Bill Drayton

Education and Job Creation in a World of Accelerating Change

Bill Drayton, 21st century prophet and founder of ASHOKA, and his Ashoka Fellows network of some 3,000 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries have changed our world forever. Interest and demand for social entrepreneurship programs worldwide and on American college campuses are, as Drayton predicted, accelerating while older organizational models struggle and fail.

Drayton will share his insightful view of a “changemaker world” where people who can’t find jobs go out and create their own meaningful work, where companies value employees whose teamwork, empathy and leadership “from the inside” help to bring about changes to help them adapt and thrive, and where young people grow up feeling empowered and equipped to bring about new solutions to entrenched social problems. He will also address the urgency of adapting our institutions to make this world a reality as rapidly as possible.

An interactive panel of Long Island business and education leaders will convene at 2:30 pm, preceding Drayton’s presentation. 

This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business, Lift Up Long Island Inc., Social Enterprise Alliance of Long Island and Long Island’s United Way, will be held on Thursday, October 9, at 4 pm in the Tabler Center Black Box Theater.

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