Lizzy Robinson is a junior double majoring in International Relations and Economics, and is a member of this year's EPIIC Colloquoium.
While reading the handouts assigned for that day’s discussion with Steven Koltai over my Cheerios and instant coffee on Monday morning, I became enthralled by this notion of social entrepreneurship as a focus of foreign policy and a force for peace. It was the perfect nexus between my two interests: international security and economics. Moreover, I had recently finalized my research proposal for NIMEP’s trip to Jordan, which also dovetailed nicely with those themes: I would examine the development of economies and business in the Zaatari camp, and how those markets could be used to reduce social tension. Steven Koltai seemed to be a genius—and a timely one no less.