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Global Affairs

Social Entrepreneurship: Why the business community holds the key to poverty alleviation

How can the private sector contribute to poverty alleviation and community impact? Why should business leaders care about poverty? Leaders in corporate social responsibility will...

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Global Affairs

Social Entrepreneurship: Can entrepreneurship help to reduce poverty?

Building on the foundation from week 1, this session will give you a deeper dive into the relationship between poverty and entrepreneurship. Professor Michael Morris will have a...

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Global Affairs

Social Entrepreneurship: The Transformative Potential

What IS social entrepreneurship? The first session of our series will help you get familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurship and understand why it is gaining popularity...

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Health and Society

The Causes, Consequences, and Responses to Homelessness

Poverty is a complex issue encompassing a wide range of experiences. Encampments of people experiencing homelessness can be found throughout the U.S. and in countries around the...

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Religion and Philosophy

The Ecological Crisis and How We Can Respond

“The cry of the Earth, is the cry of the poor.” Taken from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, these words demonstrate the need to care for our common home, the Earth....

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Health and Society

Serving Soup During a Pandemic

Peter Smith is the Director of the soup kitchen at St. Augustine Catholic Church in South Bend, IN. Peter has volunteered with the soup kitchen for over 30 years and directed the...

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Health and Society

Perspectives on COVID-19 and the Common Good

How do we protect and serve those who are most vulnerable in our society right now? Who are the most vulnerable members? What does it look like to practice physical distancing...

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Global Affairs

Rethinking the Role of the Extractive Industries with Peter Bryant of the Development Partner Institute

Episode Five continues the discussion with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, part of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, on the extractive industries....

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Global Affairs

Activism in the Extractive Industries with Ian Gary of Oxfam America

Ian Gary – Director of Power and Money at Oxfam America – talks with Ray Offenheiser and discusses the ethics and activism in the extractive industries. This episode is a...

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Health and Society

Poverty in America: Is Progress Possible in our Polarized Times?

LEO’s Managing Director Heather Reynolds joined the American Enterprise Institute and other poverty experts for a panel discussion on “Poverty in America: Is Progress Possible...

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Health and Society

Recognizing the Dignity of Work in the Appalachian Region ft. Brandon Dennison

Listening to those closest to both the challenges and the beauty of the Appalachian region is critical to the success of a more diversified and stable local economy. Brandon...

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