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Jacobson Family Sustainable Impact Lecture Series

Jacobson Family Sustainable Impact Lecture Series

Throughout the academic year, the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab hosts lectures featuring leaders in the social impact space. Students meet and learn from successful social entrepreneurs and social impact professionals tackling various issues, including homelessness, food insecurity, sustainability and more. These free events are open to the USC community, and lunch is provided. 

Can Technology Make Us Saner?

Can Technology Make Us Saner?

This year, the Brittingham Lab kicked off the Jacobson Family Sustainable Impact Lecture Series with a conversation about mental health, society, and how radically affordable technologies can make mental health treatment more scalable and successful. Rich Pierson (CEO and co-founder, Headspace), Cristina Poindexter (co-founder, Maslo), Ramsay Brown (CEO and co-founder, Boundless Mind) and Executive Director Abby Fifer Mandell answer the question: If technology is making things worse, can it also make us better?

Future of Food

The Future of Food

How should we think about hunger, justice and environmental sustainability in a changing business world? Jamie Sullivan (head of sustainability & corporate affairs, Soylent), Liz Camacho (director of sales, Chirps) and Rachel Sumekh (CEO and founder, Swipe Out Hunger) join Executive Director Abby Fifer Mandell to weigh in on the future of food.

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Media, Impact & Inclusion

Media, Impact & Inclusion

What role can media play in social impact? Paul Polizzotto (CEO of of Givewith), Kimberly Bryant (CEO of Black Girls CODE), and Lesley Slaton Brown (chief diversity officer at HP) join executive director Abby Fifer Mandell to discuss how we can create opportunities for underrepresented minorities to participate in digital innovation. 

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