Strengthening Social Entrepreneurship

An Innovative Approach to the Teaching of Food Policy Analysis

Date: 
June 11, 2009
Time: 
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Presenter(s): 
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee ( s.hill-lee@cgiar.org)

Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Abstract

“The Social Entrepreneurship Approach” developed by Per Pinstrup-Andersen at Cornell University in collaboration with IFPRI, Copenhagen University and Wageningen University, aims to instill in the students a social entrepreneurship mindset and to strengthen their analytical capacity and judgment on the basis of verifiable evidence.

It brings into the classroom real-life policy case studies for discussion by students and instructors. The seminar will present the approach, discuss the experience to date, and suggest how the case material and results from policy research can be used by developing country universities to prepare students for evidence-based participation in debates, advice, and decision-making.

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship@Cornell, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Nutritional Sciences Professor, Applied Economics and Management College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.