Social Entrepreneurship beyond the Beltway - From Silicon Wadi to Haiti

Feb. 13, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Wayne L. Firestone is an international lawyer, NGO thought leader and Executive Entrepreneur in Residence at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Firestone has held national and international organizational leadership positions in the United States and Israel including: CEO of the International Lifeline Fund, which sparks catalytic market sensitive change in clean water and cooking in sub Sahara Africa and Haiti; President of the Genesis Generation Challenge a collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies to promote young adult initiatives that measurably improve the world; and  President and CEO of Hillel International  which operates on over 500 university campuses around the world.

While living in Israel with his family in the 1990’s he founded Silicon Wadinet, Ltd. , a startup business incubator and lectured in the MBA program at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.  He is the author of over one hundred published articles and essays on trends in higher education, global affairs and the promotion of inter-generational collaboration. He recently served as a judge for #100andchange, a new MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. 

Please join the Global Policy Center for Mr. Firestone’s talk “Social Entrepreneurship beyond the Beltway—from Silicon Wadi to Haiti.”