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October 2017

GLOBAL ENAGEMENT SPEAKERS SERIES: “Disruptive Pedagogies in Entrepreneurship for Civic Engagement,” with Dr. Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Center,

Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed Founder and Co-Director, Social Innovation Lab, Pakistan LISTEN, LEARN, ACT, PIVOT: Disruptive Pedagogies in Entrepreneurship for Civic Engagement Dr. Ahmed Dr. Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is founder and co-director of the Social Innovation Lab, which hosts Pakistan's only social enterprise incubator, The Hatchery. The SIL functions as a hub for innovation in Pakistan and beyond, with a unique community engagement wing that combines sustainable development with concepts such as human-centered design and appropriate technology. SIL serves as a one-of-kind bridge between academia and the field, and, with its partner UpEffect, recently launched a joint-venture company in London called…

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FRIDAY FORUM: “Selling Truth to Power: Toward A Public-Interest Model of Sponsored Academic Engagement,” With Dr. Janice Beecher

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
61 Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Prof. Janice Beecher has served as Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University since 2002, bringing more than thirty years of applied research experience to the position.  She is a frequent author, lecturer, and participant in professional forums and Editor of Utilities Policy.  She recently coauthored the book, Risk Principles for Public Utility Regulators (MSU Press). Her areas of interest include regulatory institutions, governance, and pricing and she specializes in the water sector. She is presently serving on Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board. She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. She has a Ph.D. in…

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November 2017

FRIDAY FORUM: “Unequal Higher Education and the Birth of Vulnerable Public,” With Dr. Brendan Cantwell

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
61 Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Brendan Cantwell is an associate professor of higher, adult and lifelong education at Michigan State University. His research interest is in the political economy of higher education and addresses topics including organization and governance, policy, and academic labor. Much of his work takes an international and comparative perspective. Brendan teaches courses on a variety of topics including higher education organization and administration, finance, and comparative higher education. In recent projects, he has addressed problems related to academic research enterprise including science policy and the role of postdoctoral researchers as well as problems related to competition among higher education organizations.

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