Can Universities be Central to World Change?

Can Universities be Central to World Change? | Patricia Márquez | TEDxSanDiego

After centuries of traditional teaching, higher education is pushing to innovate like never before, developing passionate changemakers capable of grappling with the complex and perplexing issues of the 21st century. Experimentation is evolving at accelerating speed and in alternate directions through new (online and off-line, local and international) institutionally enabled networks and connectivity. The result is an explosion of graduates who are focused on positive world change.

Before becoming Dean of The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Patricia Márquez was a professor at IESA Business School in Caracas, Venezuela. She was the Cisneros Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University and visiting professor at Harvard Business School for the academic year 2005-2006. She has taught graduate and executive education courses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Business Initiatives at the Base-of-the-Pyramid, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise.

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Published on Nov 19, 2015
Added by Craig Zelizer on December 14, 2015 at 8:43pm

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