Greg Van Kirk


  • Greg Van Kirk
  • Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012
  • Details

  • OCT 03
  • Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

  • This workshop is co-sponsored by USC Connect and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit


This session is an opportunity to learn from and have conversations with an international expert on global service learning and your USC colleagues. What opportunities might there be for you, your program, and your students?  How can you and your students become change makers in the global ecosystem? How could this work be integrated with your research agenda? Consider using the case method to introduce your students to real-world problem solving:  contaminated water in developing countries, weavers with failing eyesight, open-pit cooking and lung damage, villages without access to electricity. Explore the role of universities in providing opportunities for faculty and students while making a concrete impact in the world. Discuss these issues, connect with like-minded colleagues in other disciplines, and explore much more with Greg Van Kirk, Social Entrepreneur.   

About the Facilitator

Greg Van Kirk focuses on making a difference for people world-wide who live in poverty. He is an outstanding example of a teacher who has integrated student learning through international service experiences. Greg provides examples and opportunities for students to see themselves as people who can make a difference in the world and has spoken widely to university faculty on possibilities for student learning and leadership through active engagement.