Monday, Feb 11, 6-8 PM

Global Livingston Institute: Starting Local Going Global

Weinmann Hall Room 110

What is the Global Livingston Institue? Since 2009, the GLI has been engaging students and community leaders in the United States and East Africa to Listen. Think. Act. What began as a nascent Denver non-profit has grown beyond metropolitan boundaries. Inspired by a vibrant and engaged Denver base, the GLI continues to engage past travelers not just from all corners of Colorado, but from across the United States and throughout the world. Learn more at about the GLI here. This presentation will feature how homegrown New Orleans social entrepreneurship contributed to the development of the largest free concert series in East Africa. The HIV Awareness "iKnow" Concert Series now provides record-breaking health care services to community members. That process has led to building numerous academic partnerships such as that with the Global Livingston Institute (GLI). Dr. Ward will detail the mission and vision of GLI and how it aims to educate students and community leaders on innovative approaches to international development, empowerment, collaboration, and personal growth. He will also provide information on numerous ways to launch careers as academics and/or practitioners in social entrepreneurship and international development. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how social innovation in action works, and what opportunities are available to them locally, domestically, and globally. Andrew Ward, PhD - Director of Special Projects, Global Livingston Institute After serving as founding board chairman of the International High School of New Orleans and then the Wahida Unity Project, Dr. Ward joined forces with GLI to produce the annual iKnow Concert Series in Uganda starting in 2014. Dr. Ward works with diplomatic missions, development Non-Governmental Organizations, private donors and foundations around the world to plan and execute large-scale health initiatives anchored in this East Africa-wide festival sequence. Dr. Ward holds a Masters and PhD in International Development from Tulane University, a Masters in International Education, and a Bachelors degree in Religion. In addition to his position at GLI, he is an adjunct professor in Political Science at Tulane. You can reach Dr. Ward with questions at andrew@globallivingston.org.