Year after year, we continue to be awed with stories of leaders who’ve gone above and beyond in activating and mentoring their students and participating in the DSIC community. Each of you has contributed to the success of your students and their growth as social innovators, and we’d like to recognize and thank you for your engagement!
Outstanding Leadership Award
Winner: Alan Harlam, Dir. of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University
Runner Up: Bizimana Thomas, Lecturer, National University of Rwanda
Alan Harlam is the Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. In that role, he launched the Social Innovation Initiative (SII) that has expanded Brown’s curricular and extra-curricular resources for social entrepreneurs. He teaches the introductory course in Social Entrepreneurship and recently launched Leading Social Ventures to support entrepreneurial students. He has partnered with faculty in several departments to introduce other complementary courses, was the lead advisor to the first Social Innovation independent concentrator, and supported the development of the Social Innovation and Non-Profit Leadership concentration within Brown’s Masters of Public Affairs program. Alan also leads the CV Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a three-semester program that supports students through the process of launching or growing a social-impact venture with funding, mentoring, and skills development.
A student on Mr. Harlam’s work: “Alan is incredibly supportive of students. He provides amazing advice and is building a culture of social innovation at Brown.”