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Free Symposium Jan. 26 at Duke to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement

Participants include Bill Wetzel, director of the Clinton Global Initiative University

A symposium Jan. 26 at Duke University will examine the various ways colleges and universities approach civic engagement, with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship.Leaders from several national organizations and from Duke will participate in the event, which is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Chemistry Lot at the corner of Towerview Road and Circuit Drive.A panel discussion takes place at 5:30 p.m. in 107 Gross Hall on Towerview Drive across from Duke School of Law. A public reception will precede the discussion in the Gross Hall lobby. Laurie Patton, Duke's dean of Arts & Sciences, will moderate the panel discussion.Participants include Bill Wetzel, director of the Clinton Global Initiative University; Marina Kim, co-founder and executive director of Ashoka U; MacKenzie Moritz, associate director for strategic partnerships for the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project; and David Scobey, professor and former executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement.Kim, Wetzel and Moritz will host an open discussion with students from 2 to 4 p.m. in 330 Gross Hall.Participating Duke faculty and program leaders include: Tony Brown, founder and director of the Hart Leadership Program’s Enterprising Leadership Initiative; Eric Mlyn, assistant vice provost for civic engagement and executive director of DukeEngage; David Malone, director of the Service-Learning Program; Matt Nash, managing director for social entrepreneurship in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative; Bob Malkin, director of Duke Engineering World Health; and Thomas Nechyba, director of the Social Science Research Institute.The Duke Office of Civic Engagement and the Social Entrepreneurship, part of Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, will host the symposium.For more information, visit or contact Elisabeth Holden.