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Social Innovation Conversations: Tales from the Field

09.12.2018 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Social Innovation Conversations: Tales from the Field

09.12.2018 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the return of the Social Innovation Conversations, featuring a fun, stimulating conversation with Jeanne Firth and Máille Faughnan about their dissertation research.

Máille Faughnan is a SISE Instructor and Research Fellow with the Taylor Center and a doctoral candidate in the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development. In light of design thinking’s growing popularity in social innovation and social impact work, her research explores the encounter and uptake of design thinking in development practice through an ethnographic case study of an East African NGO.

Jeanne Firth is visiting from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jeanne is a PhD Research Student in Human Geography and the Environment and is part of the Urbanisation, Planning and Development Research Cluster. As private funding is increasingly circulated in development and humanitarian aid, her ethnographic research investigates elite philanthropic engagement in foodscapes and agri-food systems in New Orleans post-Katrina/levee failure.

Come “discover” the field of social innovation as the presenters share findings, insights about research methodology, and musings about how social innovation and social entrepreneurship influences their work. Expect an interactive discussion with questions for and from the audience.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.


7001 Freret Street Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 4th Floor
New Orleans LA 70118 United States


Maille Faughnan