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Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World

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Date: Wed, Jun 12, 2013
Time: 6:30pm
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Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World

A Book Talk and Reception with Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman '00 '09 JD


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6:30 p.m. 

City Club of Washington

555 13th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 


Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World, edited by Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman (Saybrook College ’00, LAW ‘09, Yale Club of DC Board Member), provides reflections on social entrepreneurship from visionaries, practitioners, and theorists.  The contributors to this book—including a total of 11 Yale alums or faculty members (such as Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua and Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton)—address the clear need for further examination of social entrepreneurship.  In addition, the book examines challenges, obstacles, and opportunities in the field and lends new insight to the phenomenon, history, and methodologies of social entrepreneurship.  Dr. Kaufman is donating all of the royalties of this book to charity: half to the medical fund of his undergraduate classmate, Artemis Christodulou, and the other half to the profiled social enterprises that continue to operate.


The book features case studies profiling some of the most innovative and impactful social enterprises, includingAmericans for Informed DemocracyAsylum AccessChildren of AbrahamGeneration RwandaIndego Africa,the Kigali Public Librarythe National Vision for Sierra Leone, and Orphans Against AIDS.  While these organizations focus on genocide and other atrocities, their experiences yield lessons for those seeking to tackle a broad range of social, economic, legal, and political problems, such as healthcare, development, education, and literacy.


Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities will inform, instruct, and help build the community of social entrepreneurs.  This unique, essential collection of first-hand accounts is an inspiring and informative addition to the evolving social entrepreneurship literature. It will be of particular interest to social entrepreneurs; students, scholars, and practitioners of business, management, public policy, social policy, and development studies; anyone with a philanthropic mindset; and all those who are invested in creating and maintaining a socially responsible, accountable world.

$20 - Yale Club of Washington Members

$25 - All Others