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The Marshall Institute
Join our expert panel for a discussion on the best and worst tech ideas in social entrepreneurship and learn more about the Marshall Institute's teaching programmes, including our flagship Executive Master's in Social Business and Entrepreneurship.
Followed by drinks and networking.
Technology, in all its manifestations, has radically transformed society over the last two hundred years and this transformation is set to accelerate. Some of the most significant opportunities for social entrepreneurs will arise as a result of these emerging capabilities which promise to revolutionise public health, personal finance, personal protection and many other aspects of our lives. But some of the most significant threats to human flourishing will occur as a result of these very same technologies.
Stephan Chambers is the inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. From 2000 to 2014 he directed the University of Oxford’s MBA and was the founding Director of Oxford University's Executive MBA programme. Before joining the Marshall Institute Stephan Chambers was the Co-Founder of the Skoll World Forum, Chair of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Director of International Strategy at Saїd Business School, Oxford University. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and a Director of the Documentary Society Foundation. Stephan Chambers wrote a regular entrepreneurship column for the Financial Times and, in 2014, was special advisor to the Skoll Global Threats Fund in California.
Jonathan Roberts is Teaching Director and Senior Lecturer in Practice at the Marshall Institute. He leads the development of teaching activities at the Institute, where he has designed and developed the ground-breaking executive MSc programme in Social Business and Entrepreneurship (from 2018) and a Marshall Institute specialism within LSE’s Master of Public Administration programme, the MPA in Social Impact.
Jonathan holds a PhD from the Department of Social Policy at LSE, for which he received the Titmuss prize. He has also been a Teaching Fellow at the School of Public Policy, UCL, where he taught nonprofit and voluntary sector policy and management. He is currently researching hybrid organisations and innovative funding mechanisms for social enterprises and community businesses. His work has been published in social policy, education, sociology and public administration journals, and he has received multiple teaching awards from LSE.
Kerryn joined LSE from the International Labour Organization where she led the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in South Africa. She has contributed to various social entrepreneurship initiatives including the SSE strategy for the African Union, two mapping studies of social entrepreneurship in South Africa, and the development of South Africa's USD70 Social Employment Fund. She designed and leads the delivery of the MBA-elective in social entrepreneurship and recently obtained a PhD in social entrepreneurship from KU Leuven and the University of Pretoria. In 2016 she co-authored the book The Disruptors, which highlights the work of social entrepreneurs re-investing in business and society.
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