Extracurriculars

     

Type of Offering

Extracurriculars
Date: February, 2010

Presentation by Joanna Barsh, director at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm that advises leading companies on issues of strategy, organization, technology, and operations. In addition to doing consulting work, she spearheads the Centered Leadership Project, whose goal is to develop female leaders. In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Barsh to the New York City Commission on Women's Issues. Barsh is the coauthor of How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life. She has received numerous honors, including the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts Council and a Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

Date: September, 2009

Featuring Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, the world's most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home.

Cosponsored by the Heller School, Net Impact, Brandeis International Business School and the Brandeis Campus Sustainability Initiative

Type: Panel discussion
Date: February, 2011

Co sponsored by Net Impact. The event featured a presentation by a student panel whose research focuses on global clean energy, followed by a response from a panel of local executives and officials on global clean energy trade. A networking reception followed.

Type: Panel discussion
Date: September, 2009

A panel discussion hosted by the Massachusetts Social Enterprising Networking Group and Net Impact

Featured panelists:

• Jim Cassetta, President & CEO of Work Inc .

Social Enterprise: Facilities Management and Maintenance Inc., Quincy, MA

• Suzanne Kenney, Executive Director, Project Place

Social Enterprises: Project Pepsi, Clean Corners…Bright Hopes, Home Plate

• Audrey Higbee, Vice President of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Center for Human Development and Director of Riverbend Furniture

Social Enterprise: Riverbend Furniture, Springfield, MA

• Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder and Director of More Than Words Social Enterprise: More Than Words used book store, Waltham, MA

Date: February, 2010

Featuring Dr. Rajendra Sisodia, Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and author of "Firms of Endearment"

Sponsored by Net Impact

Sponsored by the Heller Career Services Office, featuring Heller alumnus (MBA '08) Nick Addinivola. Nick is currently working as an associate with TD Bank Project Finance, a group focused on green technology. He led a discussion with students interested in learning more about the renewable energy field, including his own experience getting into this sector, recommendations for how best to position yourself for this field and emerging trends for the future.

Date: February, 2010

David Branigan is International Director of Bikes Not Bombs. BNB promotes peace and stewardship of the Earth by providing community-based education and assisting development projects with recycled bicycles, related technologies and technical assistance, as concrete alternatives to the militarism, over-consumption, and inequality that breed war and environmental destruction.

Date: March, 2010

Sponsored by the Heller Gender Working Group to celebrate International Women's Day, an event that unites women and men of all backgrounds to honor women's hard-won accomplishments and to acknowledge the path left ahead of us to traverse towards equity. An open mic opportunity will be available to share poetry, dance or stories on particular women's struggles or accomplishments. Everyone who purchased an International Women's Day Celebration T-Shirt is asked to wear it to the celebration.

Type: Career Fair
Date: March, 2010

The Heller Career Service's signature event bringing in mission focused public, private and nonprofit employers. Co-hosted with Brandeis’ undergraduate career center, this event attracts over 60 employers and reaches the entire undergraduate and graduate community.

Date: April, 2010

The Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and the Institute for Global Health and Development presentDr. Unni Karunakara, president-elect for Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Dr. Karunakara is assistant professor at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He went on his first humanitarian mission to Ethiopia with MSF in 1995. Dr. Karunakara worked in the medical department of MSF's Amsterdam office for several years and was the medical director for MSF's Access to Essential Medicines Campaign. He is currently vice president of the MSF's US Board of Directors and is president-elect of MSF's International Council.

Type: Panel
Date: October, 2010

Sponsored by the Heller Career Services Office

Date: October, 2009

Sponsored by the Heller Career Services Office featuring Executive Director of Building Impact, Lisa Guyon. Building Impact is a social impact organization created in 1998 as a tenant appreciation program in buildings owned and managed by Paradigm Properties. Then called "Community Connection", the building-wide volunteer events and donation drives were, at first, a simple gesture for tenants who leased space in the office buildings that Paradigm Properties managed.

Community Connection events, such as business attire drives and charity bake sales in the lobby, were meant to bring community involvement right to people's doorsteps--to harness the collective energy, resources, and goodwill of companies and individuals that spent so much time in these very office buildings. By connecting over 20 nonprofit organizations with the community of companies and individuals in the buildings, Paradigm successfully mobilized and empowered people who wanted to play a greater role in making their communities stronger.

By 2003, the annual impact of Community Connection was estimated at $300,000, prompting the company to found the nonprofit organization Building Impact. As its own independent nonprofit organization, Building Impact was able to expand the impact of Community Connection beyond the buildings owned or managed by Paradigm Properties.

Today, Building Impact partners with 13 real estate firms across greater Boston. They service 50 buildings, helping over 500 companies and 18,000 people volunteer, donate, and connect to the community, right in the buildings where they work and live. They channel 100% of this goodwill, volunteerism, donations, and interest in giving to their Nonprofit Partner Network, comprised of dozens of excellent organizations around Greater Boston addressing issues such as Youth & Education, Hunger & Housing, Environment, Job Training, Literacy, and Community Health.

From one office building in downtown Boston, to 50 buildings as far north as Lowell, as west as Southboro, and as far south as Norwood, Building Impact is creating a large-scale network of corporate citizens and civic participants...building by building.

Date: April, 2010

Pablo Suarez is Associate Director of Programs for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre. Dr. Suarez has been part of projects with a variety of development organizations including UNDP, Oxfam, the World Bank, and FAO, and has worked with local communities in more than 15 countries around the globe on preparing for climate change impacts. Before joining the Climate Centre in 2005, he worked as an academic researcher at universities including MIT and BU.

Type: Panel
Date: April, 2010

Panelists include Mary Smith Fawzi, Partners in Health; Dr. Marc Prou, the Haitian Studies Association at University of Massachusetts Boston; Carline Desire, the Association of Haitian Women in Boston; Marion Howard, the Heller School; and Martha Thompson and Gretchen Alther, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Topics include historical and political context, health, poverty, gender, environment, and social justice. Sponsored by the Brandeis Haiti Relief Group, the Global Haiti Initiative, and the Heller Gender Working Group.

Type: Panel
Date: September, 2010

Featuring Third Sector New England

Date: March, 2010

With keynote speakers Dr. Judy Bradford, Ph.D., Co-Chair, The Fenway Institute, Boston; and Director, Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, including the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research; and Dr. Valerie Fein-Zachary, M.D., Board Member, Fenway Community Health; Radiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Board Member, MassEquality; and Co-Founder, Freedom to Marry. Moderated by Professor Susan P. Curnan. This lecture is part of the Heller School’s new course (HS320f) taught by Professor Susan P. Curnan, which focuses on the last forty years (1969-2010) of social justice and social policy in the American Gay Rights Movement.

Date: April, 2010

Don Edwards is founder and CEO of Justice and Sustainability Associates, based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to help community and neighborhood residents, government, and developers reach just and sustainable agreements about land use. Mr. Edwards specializes in multi-stakeholder agenda setting and decision-making processes. He also serves on the faculty of the DC Neighborhood College of George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Mariah Morales, MA '07, and an Associate at JSA, will accompany Mr. Edwards.

Type: Panel
Date: January, 2011

Sponsored by the Heller Career Services Office

Date: March, 2010

Susan Murcott, Senior Lecturer in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has done extensive work in the field of water and sanitation in developing countries, including treatment and storage of household drinking water. She has developed and tested household water filters in Haiti, Nepal, Ghana, and other countries, stressing the use of simple technology and locally available materials such as sand and nails to give people access to clean water.

Date: April, 2011

Using the Master’s Tools to Create Social Change:

The Revolutionary Views of Mahatma Gandhi and Audre Lorde as they Apply to the Challenges Facing Low-Income Communities

Featuring Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital

As Wall Street begins to show signs of a recovery, families, small businesses and communities across America are still struggling to regain their footing in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Although some economists have declared that the worst of the recession is behind us, unemployment remains near double digits, housing prices remain low, and foreclosures continue to climb. Subprime lending excesses and the housing foreclosure crisis have had a devastating and disproportionate impact on low-income communities -- destabilizing families and neighborhoods and threatening to erode decades of hard-won economic gain. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are working to address these challenges, providing innovative financing to create and preserve housing, jobs and opportunities for communities underserved by mainstream financial markets.

Elyse Cherry will explain Boston Community Capital’s vision and strategies for

· helping to build healthy communities where low income people live and work,

· aligning capital with social, economic, and political justice, and

· creating an inclusive prosperity that ensures that low-income and low-wealth people and communities have access to affordable, responsible financial products and services.

She will describe the organization’s Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative, a groundbreaking foreclosure relief effort that brings together Wall Street and Main Street – business experience and community values – to help families facing foreclosure-related evictions remain in their homes. And she will explain how effective use of “the master’s tools” is critical to solving today’s most pressing social and economic problems, and becoming the change we wish to see.

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