Jacqueline Smith, J.D., is the Director of Social Embeddedness in the Office of University Initiatives (UI) at Arizona State University and gave this talk at TEDxAshokaU: Universities Driving Global Change at Duke University on February 25, 2011. UI is part of the Office of the President and helps to shape and realize President Michael Crow's New American University vision to transform higher education through institutional innovation. Jacqueline focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of university-wide social embeddedness initiatives including a strategic partnership with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. Under Jacqueline's leadership, in August 2010 ASU was selected to join Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium, a network of ten universities at the forefront of the field of social entrepreneurship. She works with students, faculty and staff across the university and actively collaborates with community partners to advance ASU's engagement and impact. What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. More information is at http://www.ted.com and http://www.ted.com/tedx This video was shot by Duke University staff, edited by Laurel Gwizdak
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