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The World is not Enough: developing social entrepreneurship in academia and real life


Dr Nir Tsuk - Adjunct Professor, Social Capital & Entrepreneurship The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Dr. Nir Tsuk is a seasoned practitioner and academic with over 20 years of international experience in the fields of social capital and social entrepreneurship. Serving as an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Hebrew University and a guest lecturer at King's College London's International Development Institute, Nir is now also advising - the world's largest social online talent acquisition platform - to double its size and impact. Prior to this, Nir has brought Ashoka - the world's largest social entrepreneurship organization - to Israel 6 years ago, after serving as a Ashoka's Global Fellowship Director in Washington DC, connecting more than 3000 social entrepreneurs in 72 countries.


Nir holds a PhD from Cambridge University in social and political sciences - where he wrote his dissertation on social networks, social capital and intentional communities (such as the Israeli Kibbutz and the English Garden City). Previously, Nir led policy research initiatives at the Community Development Foundation in London and at the Committee for Social Affairs in the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem. He has been, among other things, a curriculum developer at the Rabin Centre and the Israeli national authority for Holocaust remembrance, the editor of Israel's bestselling computer magazine, a restaurant manager, and a street cleaner. Nir advises and lectures citizen organizations, entrepreneurs, government bodies, and companies. He is also a compulsive tea drinker and a fan of animated movies.

Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:00
Contact name: 
Dr Adam Coutts
Event location: 
SG1 Alison Richard Building