GLOBAL FIELD EXPERIENCE:
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN INDIA
Focusing on the Indian context, the course will leverage case studies, lectures and site visits to help participants learn to think strategically and act tactically, with an economic mindset and a social conscience. The academic foundation for this course is provided in Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship. Program will include a series of guest speakers and site visits to Mumbai-based social ventures. Students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to real-world issues.
July 10 - 30, 2017
Using the Yamuna River as a case study, and building on previous years of work in Delhi, this new program explores the urban challenges of contemporary developing cities from a multidisciplinary perspective. Urban ecologies, public health, politics, urban design, water quality, art, culture, and economics are some of the layers that build the ecosystem of a city. The urgent contemporary challenges of cities like Delhi require all these areas to effectively address the critical situations of waste, water and air pollution, equity, health and social opportunities.
Consistent with the expansion of the Yamuna River research project as a pan-university challenge, this program is open to students of all schools and departments across Grounds and forms part of the broader engagement of the University of Virginia with India and Delhi. It is particularly relevant for students of Architecture, Global Studies, Politics, and Public Policy.
Participants will need to be available all day Saturday, April 22 for a mandatory on-Grounds pre-departure orientation and introduction to the program content.
Students will stay in hotels during the course of this program.
Program Faculty & Staff
Program Director Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965), firstname.lastname@example.org, is co-founder of Barcelona-based aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, an internationally awarded firm that creates works of public architecture and landscape with a common approach to the specific character of the place. In 2011, Iñaki Alday was appointed the Quesada Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture of the University of Virginia. He has been active in the Yamuna River Project since its inception in 2013.
In-country Coordinator Pankaj Vir Gupta, email@example.com is co-founder of vir.mueller architects, an award-winning practice in New Delhi that incorporates architectural research and education. A licensed architect in the United States, and a registered member of the Council of Indian Architects, he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University.
Faculty Member Bala Mulloth’s (firstname.lastname@example.org) research areas include innovation and strategic processes within new ventures, sustainable business models, and social entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Technology Management from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.