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CIE Lecture Series

Social Entrepreneurship: In Theory and In Practice

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Weinstein Hall – Brown Alley Room
Dr. Bala Mulloth, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia

Dr. Bala Mulloth holds a PhD in Technology Management from New York University Tandon School of Engineering , He is a globally oriented educator who has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. His focus areas are innovation and social entrepreneurship and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Dr. Mulloth is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Hava, a materials science venture that creates advanced fabrics that help people breathe clean air. In addition to these roles, he is a Research Fellow at the U. S Army Research Laboratory.

Dr. Mulloth’s previous work experience in the area of CIE includes: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary and the Program Director of CEU’s experiential New York City MBA program; a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the National Defense University; and the Senior Manager of New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s Office of Innovation Development, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship.

The Chaotic Journey from Scientist to Social Entrepreneur:
The Butterfly Effect

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Carole Weinstein International Center Commons
Dr. Rana Dajani, Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting Scholar, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Rana Dajani Ph.D. molecular cell biology from U of Iowa, currently Cmalakova Fellow at the Jepson school of Leadership at the University of Richmond, Harvard Radcliff fellow, a Fulbrighter, Fulbright Foreign Student Program, Jordan to the United States, 2000; Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, Jordan to the United States, 2012. Eisenhower fellow, Associate Professor, former center of studies director, Hashemite University, Jordan, Yale and Cambridge visiting professor. World expert on genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations in Jordan. Established stem cell research ethics law in Jordan. Advocate for biological evolution and Islam, speaker at McGill University and MIT. Jordan team leader in studying refugee youth with Yale University and the epigenetics of trauma across generations. Higher education reform expert, member UN women Jordan advisory council. Writer in Science and Nature, Established a women mentor network, received Partnerships for enhanced engagement in research (PEER) award 2014. Organized the first gender summit for the Arab world 2017. Most influential women scientists in Islamic World, 12 among100 most influential Arab women 2015, women in science hall of fame 2015, King Hussein Cancer Institute for cancer and biotechnology award 2009 and 2016 Global Changemaker Award for celebrating 70 years of the Fulbright Program. President of the Society for the Advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Arab World.

Innovation & Design Thinking

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 321
Geofrey Hammond, Senior Consultant, Allison Partners

Do you have an innovative idea for addressing an important problem, at any scale? Come hear consultant Geof Hammond describe the Design Thinking process that will help you convert a great idea into an effective action plan.

Geof Hammond, Senior Consultant at Allison Partners combines his passion for business innovation with his CPG brand management experience to help clients approach their challenges in new ways. Geof began his consulting career 15 years ago as a lead consultant for Play, a creativity and innovation consultancy. More recently, he was an innovation director with Prophet Brand Management, as well as a brand manager for a Fortune 100 company.

Geof is an adjunct professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s da Vinci Center for Innovation, where he teaches business principles of new product development. His other areas of expertise include brand strategy, product positioning, new product development, group facilitation, creative problem solving, and learning and development design.

For those faculty who would like to workshop an idea, CIE will arrange 1:1 coaching with Geof.

Event Sponsors:

The CIE Lecture Series is sponsored by CIE, the Office of the Provost, The Center for Civic Engagement, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, the Robins School of Business, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Law.