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YPFP DC: Global Entrepreneurship - How Individuals are Tackling Complex Problems and Making an Impact

November 13, 2012 06:30 pm


The Stimson Center
1111 19th Street NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States

Tuesday, November 13 | 6:30pm

The Stimson Center
1111 19th Street Northwest  
Washington, DC 20036


In recent years, organizations like Kiva and StartSomeGood have greatly increased the popularity and accessibility of social entrepreneurship – a process of tackling social problems on a large scale through the use of ingenuity and entrepreneurship. More and more, ordinary people are creating new ways to make a great difference, or are participating in new platforms designed to solve problems, increase prosperity, and “do good.” Dr. Philip Auerswald is a lecturer and author on the subject of innovation in a global context and the recent author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Auerswald about the future of global problem solving and how people are taking matters into their own hands – and get inspired.


Philip Auerswald is an associate professor at the School of Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. His work is about entrepreneurship and innovation in a global context. He is most recently the author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012). Since 2010 Professor Auerswald has served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative on topics related to job creation, education, and market-based strategy. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges; he is also an associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Professor Auerswald was a lecturer and assistant director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His previous co-authored books include Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Taking Technical Risk: How Innovators, Executives, and Investors Manage High-Tech Risks (MIT Press: 2001). He was also the editor of Iraq: 1990-2006: A Diplomatic History Through Documents (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and other collections related to United States foreign policy. Professor Auerswald holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. (political science) from Yale University.

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