Schedule and assignments


Tuesday, January 4th

Assignment 1:

Marshall Ganz “What is Public Narrative?” (2008)

Bornstein and Davis, Introduction and part I (pp. 1 – 47.)

Wednesday, January 5th

Discussion of Stones into Schools (entire book)

Tips on Skimming, from Professor Grace Goodell

Thursday, January 6th

“Solutions When the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in DevelopmentWorld Development, Volume 32, Issue 2, February 2004, Pages 191-212


Monday, January 10th.

Discussion of Blessed Unrest (entire book)

Tuesday, January 11th.

Bring to class a short analysis (no more than 4 pages) that includes the following:

  • Identification of a major 21st-century challenge
  • Description of social entrepreneur(s) who are successfully finding solutions to the challenge.  What have they done?  Why has it worked?  What resources have they counted on?  What obstacles have they faced, and how have they overcome them?
  • Analysis of the roles that university and college campuses have played and/or can play to build these solutions and/or scale them up.  In the best of circumstances, how might a center for social entrepreneurship help to further take on this major challenge by building lasting solutions?

Wednesday, January 12th – Domestic challenges – discussion with Jesse Fink and George Overholser

Bornstein and Davis, Introduction and Part II (pp. 48 – 74.)

George Overholser.  “Patient Capital: The Next Step Forward”  and “Defining, Measuring and Managing Growth Capital in Nonprofit Enterprises: Building is Not Buying.”

Jesse Fink.  “Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets.”

Thursday, January 13th – International challenges – discussion with Jesse Fink, George Overholser and Rashmir Balasubramaniam

How Big Brands can Save Biodiversity.”  Ted Talk by Jason Clay.  

In addition, please add FAQ questions to our center blueprint (google.doc)


Monday, January 17th

In-class visit with Margaret Crotty
Bornstein and Davis, Part III (pp. 75 – 128)

Tuesday, January 18th

Presenting your ideas for the Hassenfeld Center

Wednesday, January 19th

In-class visit with Liz Robinson and selected Davis Scholars

Gordon Bloom chapter on the SE Lab from Social Entrepreneurship volume
David Hopkins paper on social entrepreneurship at Middlebury

Thursday, January 20th

In-class visit with Tracy Himmel Isham (“Careers in the Common Good”)


Monday, January 24th

In-class visit with Dan Doyle and Danny Growald

Tuesday, January 25th

Peer reviews complete by start of class (in five pillars doc)

Presentation on global challenges from groups I-III

Review of state of doc

Wednesday, January 26th

Presentation on global challenges from groups IV-VII

Review of state of doc

Thursday, January 27th

Document done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (including your project write-ups)

Reflection and wrap-up