Discovering Social Innovation through Engaged Scholarship is a one-day research symposium, Friday March 20, 2015. It is led by graduate students from Tulane University, in collaboration with Tulane University’s Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) program and Tulane’s new Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. Our spring 2015 New Day Speaker, Jane Wei-Skillern, PhD, will provide the keynote address on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015.
We invite graduate students, post-graduate researchers, faculty, and independent researchers from any academic discipline and epistemological standpoint, to join in a co-learning journey. Through this symposium we aim to network across disciplines, enhance skills, and shape the priorities in the field. Our aim is to discover the field of social innovation: novel solutions to social problems that are “more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals” (Phills, Deiglmeier and Miller, 2008).
The Theme of Engaged Scholarship
This year’s symposium seeks out grounded, collaborative, place-based, and action research that tackles the many complex problems facing 21st century global communities like New Orleans. We are looking for research addressing:
The Friday Symposium
We envision several formats for advancing your scholarly efforts:
We welcome your applications to present your scholarly and/or applied social innovation research at any stage (from preliminary to advanced to published studies). Your presentations can share original research findings, report on strategies for effective engaged research, team research, publication venues, address ethical dimensions, etc.
Submit your application to participate by February 7, 2015. There is no cost to participate.
Joshua Schoop, Ph.D. Candidate, Payson Center for International Development
Benjamin Alexander, Ph.D. Candidate, Management, A.B. Freeman School of Business
Maille Faughnan, Ph.D. Student, Payson Center for International Development
Jordan Stewart, Ph.D. Student, City, Culture, and Community
Victoria Menchaca, M. Arch. Student, School of Architecture
Laura Murphy, Ph.D., Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship (Faculty Advisor)
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