Blair Glencorse Lecture: ‘New Forms of Development Aid: Community Empowerment and Shared Economy in Monrovia’ t ‘Spaces of Solidarity’ on Mar 21, 2018

Event description:
This lecture will take place in the Framework of the course DES-3369: Spaces of Solidarity. The course aims at examining community-driven spaces and spatial processes that pool and share resources to build social cohesion in times of crisis or absence of government, at a variety of scales, places, and contexts. It also attempts to explore environments of community formation and open up a dialogue on the agency of design in enacting and facilitating actions of solidarity.

This lecture is hosted by MDes Risk & Resilience and course DES-3369: Spaces of Solidarity.

Blair Glencorse is the founder and executive director of the Accountability Lab, an organization that empowers citizens to fight corruption and builds the accountability of governments. Blair has dedicated his career to catalyzing people-centered ideas for change across public institutions, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations. He developed a youth network and strategies for post-conflict countries at World Bank; has advised Presidents and Prime Ministers on leadership issues through the Club de Madrid, and has worked on several Presidential campaigns in Africa and Asia. Blair is a Stanford Business School Social Entrepreneurship Scholar; an American Express NGEN Fellow and “50 Under 40” Change-maker; and BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Previously, Blair won the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Recent Graduate Award and was chosen as a “99 under 33” Foreign Policy Leader by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Blair grew up in the UK, was educated in the US, and has lived across Africa and South Asia.

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