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Caroline Werner Gannett Project
The Caroline Werner Gannett Project 2007-08
David Bornstein

David Bornstein

Social innovator, founder of Dowser.org; “Fixes” column in The New York Times; author, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurship and the Power of New Ideas

Presenting:

“Are we on the verge of A New Enlightenment?”

When: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:00PM
Where: Carlson Auditorium (Building 76)






Talk Description:
At a time when our social problems seem to be insurmountable, Bornstein explains why we are experiencing dramatic gains in our ability to address -- and solve -- many social problems. The current breed of ideas that are spreading in the fields of health care, education, foster care, homelessness, and many other fields, are far more sensible -- and promising -- than what we have tried in the past. We have gone from wishful thinking to rational problem solving -- and it will change America. This change is still unseen. Bornstein's talk will weave together stories of people who have demonstrated exciting new models to fix an array of social problems. He'll also tease out the patterns and principles behind these innovation -- to shed light on why they work.

Biography:
Social innovator; author; founder, Dowser.org, a website that specializes in solution journalism. Creator and co-author of the popular “Fixes” column in The New York Times. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas; The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank; and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, as well as a forthcoming book highlighting key patterns in social innovation over the past 20 years.
Bornstein has been an Avina Leader; a senior fellow at Civic Ventures; a founding board member of VisionSpring; a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Entrepreneurship. Published in 21 languages, How to Change the World was described by Nicholas D. Kristof as "a bible in the field." The Price of a Dream played a key role building global understanding about micro-finance. Mentor to many social entrepreneurs, Bornstein has advised numerous foundations on strategy in countries around the world.




Links: Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know  How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas  The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank