Monthly Archives: September 2014

Speaker Bio: Jerry Hildebrand

Prior to his current position as Director of the Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL) at MIIS, Jerry was the Founder/CEO of the award winning Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.   His responsibilities there … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Kate Hanford

Kate joined  the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program after three years working on international environmental policy with Conservation International in Washington D.C.  With a degree in Business and Spanish language skills, Kate recently secured a placement working with the Unreasonable … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Marie Kagaju Laugharn

Marie Kagaju Laugharn currently serves as co-facilitator of DPMI-Rwanda and was a member of the Seeds of Empowerment at Stanford University’s School of Education. This project is dedicated to adapting technological advances for international development. Previously, she worked as a … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Lisa Ruetgers

Lisa currently serves as Brand Associate for the social enterprise UpEnergy in Kampala Uganda, a business venture that sells energy-efficient cooking stoves and water filters to the poorest demographics (the Bottom of the Pyramid – BoP). Although her main responsibility … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Jeanette Pelizzon

Jeanette is a current MIIS student in her last semester of coursework towards an MA in Public Administration. Her interest lies in the realm of social entrepreneurship, with a special focus on female artisans in rural communities. Visits to over … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Arianna Miller

Arianna Miller is a second semester MPA candidate.  Her primary focus is development in Sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis on capacity building. During the summer of 2014, Arianna had the opportunity to be part of the pilot of Design, Partnering, … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Donna Sinar

Donna is a current candidate for a Master’s in Public Administration at MIIS. She completed the Frontier Market Scouts training early this past summer and was off to Rwanda for the remainder. She joined Resonate, an organization that teaches leadership … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Kennedy Mugo

Mugo is a social entrepreneur who believes the key to assisting people lies in listening. He helped in the founding of the New Dawn high school in Huruma slum, Nairobi. He worked as a volunteer teacher in this community for … Continue reading

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Speaker Bio: Beryl Levinger

Beryl Levinger is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Public Administration Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program. In 2012, Dr. Levinger also became Distinguished Visiting Professor in … Continue reading

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The East Africa Region

The topics of this Forum is experiences of faculty and staff who have lived and worked at any of the 15 East African countries and departments. These are: Burundi Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mauritius Mayotte (Fr.) Reunion (Fr.) Rwanda Seychelles … Continue reading

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