Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Approaches to Tough Challenges Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Approaches to Tough Challenges 1:30 PM The Rotunda Dome Room A part of the Presidential Precinct’s fifth annual Global Leadership Forum, this public conference will focus on the power of partnerships to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity. Participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership capacities, engage with experts in the field, and build a global professional network with attendees from 20 countries! At the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, start your morning by networking with top executives and young leaders from around the world. Students, faculty, Charlottesville community members, friends of the Presidential Precinct, and any others who are committed to social impact are encouraged to attend. 24 global emerging leaders, participants in the week-long Global Leadership Forum, will serve as featured guests at this event. They are all deeply engaged in promoting gender equality, access to healthcare, economic opportunity, and sustainability worldwide. In this lecture, Bala Mulloth, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, will be addressing sustainable approaches to tough challenges. See all the GLF events here. Bala Mulloth Bala is a globally oriented educator and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. Read full bio Related Content Bala Mulloth Innovation Tradecraft: Sustaining Technological Advantage in the Future Army Research For more than three years, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been improving how it innovates in the face of rapid technological change. Dozens of departmental, service, and agency initiatives have emerged to address different aspects of the innovation problem. Charlottesville Works: Harnessing Social Networks to Promote Employment and Fight Poverty Research Ridge Schuyler believed that social networks were a unique and innovative way to fight poverty through sustainable employment opportunities. This case study describes how Ridge scaled up Charlottesville Works locally around a formalized social network model that connects unemployed individuals living under the federal poverty line to promising jobs through word-of-mouth, at little cost. Batten’s Bala Mulloth Awarded $100,000 to Empower Students to Solve Global Problems in Air Pollution News Batten Professor Bala Mulloth and UVA Engineering Professor Gaurav Giri have been awarded $100,000 for their work to mobilize students to learn about and help address the global air pollution crisis. Professor Spotlight: Bala Mulloth News Batten Professor Bala Mulloth thrives in different cultures. “I was born and raised in Mumbai, studied in New York City, then worked in Budapest, Hungary, and for the past four years, I have lived in Charlottesville,” said the professor of Social Entrepreneurship.