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DISI Ice-breaking Meeting | Visual Conference on SE, Madrid

Happy Spring Break!!

I hope you are all enjoying your spring break now! SEPI is honorably introducing two up-coming events related to social entrepreneurship. Feel free to check them out!! (especially the one Danny and Jennifer are organizing :) )

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Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) First Meeting on March 27th! Come Join Us!!

Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) seeks to help social organizations better achieve their missions by forming interdisciplinary problem-solving groups across the professional schools at Duke. As the world becomes more integrated and problems become more complex, many of us hope to use our Duke education to become interdisciplinary professionals. DISI will help students gain a wide breadth of skill sets and have practical experiences working on projects for social organizations. All our solutions will focus on integrating business principles, technological innovation, and effective policy. DISI will also provide the opportunity to network with other students on campus, and will serve as a forum to discuss complex social problems and learn skills from other disciplines.

We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at Sanford 03 from 12-1. Our guest speaker will be Professor Nick Carnes, Founder of the Scholar Strategy Network, who lead a discussion about how to work on social problems as an interdisciplinary professional.

During the meeting, learn about the many exciting opportunities to get involved with DISI:

· Outreach to social organizations

· Skill-sharing seminars (learning skills and sharing ideas across the schools)

· Case studies on pressing world problems

· Social events and collaborations with other groups on campus focused on social enterprise and innovation

Pizza will be served. Please contact Danny Heller ( or Jennifer Shen ( if you have further questions. We are very excited to meet you all!

Online Conference: Social Entrepreneurship, the answer to today’s social challenges

Madrid Date: 14 March 2013, 17:30

Local Date: 14 March 2013, 12:30

Language: English

This conference will give you an overview of a phenomenon that many experts describe as the Next Revolution: one that will transform many of the institutions of our society and re-define our understanding of social work and entrepreneurship as a whole.

Speaker information:

Dr. Rachida Justo joined IE Business School in 2003 as the Associate Director for the Dean’s Research Office, and is currently Professor of Entrepreneurial management and Social Entrepreneurship. She holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, for which she received the “Outstanding Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation” in 2008.

You can register via the hyperlink here

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

IE School of Arts and Humanities team.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for and leverage the skills of our members through leadership, education, and experience in social entrepreneurship and policy within the Duke community.