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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Lucian Lee

USC DEI Week: “NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative Findings”

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Tina Dacin

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Matthew Grimes

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Maria Ballesteros-Sola

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March 2021

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Lucian Lee

Speaker: Lucian Lee

Mon, March 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom

Lucian Lee is the Senior Advisor for Systematic Cost Analysis at the International Rescue Committee, coordinating a consortium of NGOs to use cost analysis for learning and improvement in humanitarian and development programs. He has 9 years of experience in improving user benefits and user experience of processes and technology in the private and non-profit sectors in Singapore, New York, Haiti, and Kenya. He enjoys playing the ukulele, and holds an MPA in Development Practice at Columbia University’s School of…

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USC DEI Week 2021: “NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative Findings”

Speaker: Gary Painter, Elly Schoen, Caroline Bhalla

Mon, March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

This year, USC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week will discuss Diversity United: Race, Social Justice and the Future of American Equality—a theme that deeply resonated with our community. The calendar this year will feature more than 100 events focused on the goal of achieving social justice and racial equity in the USC community and in our larger society. This year, the Price Center will be presenting findings from NDSC's Criminal Justice Data Initiative during its first year. To better understand conceptions of…

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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Tina Dacin

Speaker: Tina Dacin

Wed, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Dr. Tina Dacin Stephen J.R. Smith Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behavior Director, Community Impact Research Program, Queen's University Tina Dacin is the Stephen J.R. Smith Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behavior in the Smith School of Business. She is the Director of the Community Impact Research Program at the Smith School of Business. Tina’s teaching interests are in the areas of AI and ethics, social innovation as well as strategy, organizational change and leadership. Tina is former…

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DEI Governance and Policy Research: Tools for Racial Equity and Social Justice

Speaker: Gary Painter and LaVonna B. Lewis

Thu, March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

Price Center Director Dr. Gary Painter will be a panelist for this discussion as part of USC's DEI Week 2021. This year, USC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week will discuss Diversity United: Race, Social Justice and the Future of American Equality—a theme that deeply resonated with our community. Crises in the US have once again put a spotlight on the racial inequities that exist across policy domains, including health and housing. This panel discussion will explore how an equity lens is applied…

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NDSC Virtual Community Training 3/17

Wed, March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NDSC research staff host free monthly trainings, the 3rd Wednesday of every month, to teach the public about our Neighborhood Map - a digital tool that provides access to reliable, aggregated data at the neighborhood level. Join us next on March 17th from school 12:00-1:00pm PST via Zoom. You'll learn how to access data for specific neighborhoods and cities within Los Angeles County, understand why specific data sets are important, and conceptualize data stories to better tell the stories of…

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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Matthew Grimes

Speaker: Matthew Grimes

Wed, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Matthew Grimes Reader in Organisational Theory & Information Systems, University of Cambridge Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre Dr. Matthew Grimes currently serves on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He also previously served on the editorial review board for Entrepreneurship, Theory, & Practice. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr. Grimes was an Associate Director for Research at CEB (now Gartner) in Washington…

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April 2021

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Maria Ballesteros-Sola

Speaker: Maria Ballesteros-Sola

Tue, April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Maria Ballesteros-Sola Assistant Professor, California State University Channel Islands Dr. Ballesteros-Sola is an Assistant Professor of Management at the MVS School of Business & Economics. She received her DBA from IE Business School (Spain), MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University, and Law Degree (LLB) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Spain). She is a proud Fulbright Scholar (1998-2000) and Paul R. Lawrence Fellow (2016). She has been an active faculty member of the California Institute for Social Business…

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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Ruby Au

Speaker: Ruby Au

Wed, April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Ruby Au is the Head of North America for Ecosia: a Berlin-based search engine which reinvests 80-100% of its profits into tree planting and sustainable projects to fight climate change. In her role, Ruby currently manages Ecosia's market penetration and user growth strategy across the U.S Canada, and Mexico. Prior to joining Ecosia, Ruby spent 4 years working in Nairobi's emerging tech scene. She led business strategy across Africa for San Francisco-based startup Endless Computers, and eventually went on to…

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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Alec Fraser

Speaker: Alec Fraser

Mon, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Alec has an MA in Public Policy and a PhD in Management both from King’s College London, UK where he now works as a Lecturer in Government & Business at King's Business School.  He has two main research interests. Firstly, the use of evidence in policy making and practice across the public sector with a particular focus on health and social care. He co-edited What Works Now? Evidence-informed policy and practice published in 2019 by Policy Press which provides a contemporary overview of…

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NDSC Virtual Community Training 4/21

Wed, April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

NDSC research staff host free monthly trainings, the 3rd Wednesday of every month, to teach the public about our Neighborhood Map - a digital tool that provides access to reliable, aggregated data at the neighborhood level. Join us next on April 21st from school 12:00-1:00pm PST via Zoom. You'll learn how to access data for specific neighborhoods and cities within Los Angeles County, understand why specific data sets are important, and conceptualize data stories to better tell the stories of…

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