Professor Jonathan Isham of Middlebury College will deliver a lecture titled “Social Entrepreneurship: How to Teach It and What Students Should Expect to Learn,” on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ. Isham is the faculty director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, director of environmental studies and professor of economics at Middlebury.
The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.
Isham serves on advisory boards for Focus the Nation, Climate Counts and the Vermont Governor's Commission on Climate Change; he is an advisor to former Vice President Gore’s Climate Project, 1Sky and the Presidential Climate Action Project. Isham is also a co-founder of Brighter Planet, a Middlebury-based company that helps individuals and organizations to do their part to fight global warming and build a clean-energy future. In collaboration with many Middlebury students, he has integrated service learning into many of his economics and environmental studies courses.
Isham’s research encompasses a broad range of questions about institutional determinants of well-being and sustainability. He co-edited Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement (2007) and Social Capital and Economic Development: Well-Being in Developing Countries (2002). He has published articles in numerous economic journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change, The Journal of African Economies and The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, among others. Isham has also contributed book chapters in volumes from Ashgate Press, The New England University Press, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.