Empower

A program for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students to engage in practical, experiential learning for social entrepreneurship.

Date & Time February 15, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Alumnae lounge
Program
Empower

Interested in social entrepreneurship?

The Empower Fellowship provides students the opportunity to launch social enterprises, participate in internships and conduct applied research related to social entrepreneurship in international or local community development. 

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Date & Time October 19, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Cabot 205
Program
Empower

2016 Empower Presentations

2016 Empower Fellows worked on/with Maritime Start-ups in Iceland; BRAC in Sierra Leone; Lighthouse Relief in Greece; African Entrepreneur Collective in Rwanda; Rashmi Venture in India; Adelante Shoes in Guatemala, and more...

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Date & Time October 22, 2015 6:00pm
Location
Cabot 206, Tufts University
Program
Empower

Martel Scholarship Presentations

• Rizwan Ladha, Causes of nuclear proliferation amongst US allies during the Cold War (research, U.S.)
• Robert Helbig, Brazil-NATO Relations, part of a capstone that includes several case studies for NATO’s potential global partnerships (research, Brazil)
• Ameya Naik, Security Sector Reform (SSR) Unit, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) (internship, U.S.)

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Date & Time October 13, 2015 6:00pm
Location
Paige Hall, Crane Room
Program
Empower
Date & Time September 22, 2015 5:30pm
Program
Empower
Date & Time April 17, 2015 10:00am
Location
Tufts University
Program
Empower

Archimedes Project Ideation Lab

The Archimedes Project is planning a social enterprise ideation lab in the spring semester aimed at tackling a specific issue relating to water and/or sanitation in India.  Students from all Tufts schools and programs will be encouraged to apply, and we believe IGL students will be great assets.  Students will spend three days developing a business plan to pitch to a panel of judges, with the winning team receiving the financial and human resources to launch their enterprise.

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Date & Time October 27, 2014 12:00pm
Location
Crane Room
Program
Empower

Steven Koltai Lecture

Join the Empower Program for Social Entreprenuership and the Tufts Entrepreneurs Society as they welcome double-jumbo Steven Koltai!

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Date & Time March 31, 2014 5:00pm
Program
Empower

Empower Fellowship Applications 2014

The Institute for Global Leadership is calling for the newest round of Empower Fellows. Applications are due March 31, 2014. Fellows conduct and intern with entrepreneurial ventures during the summer, and return to Tufts in the fall to create a community of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

More information can be found on the Empower page of this website

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Date & Time February 14, 2014 8:15am - 5:30pm
Location
51 Winthrop Street, Tufts University
Program
Empower

Tufts Innovation Symposium 2014

The Institute for Global Leadership co-hosted the Second Annual Tufts Innovation Symposium: Strategies for Scaling Up with the Fletcher School International Business Club, MIT Legatum Center, and Institute for Business in the Global Context. The Symposium brought together over 300 students, faculty and entrepreneurial professionals from the Boston area and beyond. The one day conference discussed business models and strategies that enable rapid growth, and allowed students to workshop their ideas for entrepreneurial ventures with experts from the field. 

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Date & Time November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Tufts University
Program
Empower

Bory Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility given to Michael Posner

The Institute presented Michael Posner -- Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor -- with the Bory Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for his work in human rights protections in global business operations in the manufacturing supply chain and extractive industry on November 8th. Mr. Posner then spoke to the Institute about his work to start the first-ever center on business and human rights at NYU's Stern School of Business. 

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