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.
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...
• 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.)
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.
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
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.
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.