The Global Innovation Series Completes Its First Year

ElsaMarie D’Silva speaks at the Asian American Cultural Center.

Last fall, as a partnership between Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), the Global Innovation Series, a series of talks throughout the year, was created. According to the first annual report,

The Global Innovation Series is an exciting new partnership between Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), established by 2017 World Fellow and Tsai CITY Innovator in Residence Baljeet Sandhu. As part of the Knowledge Equity Initiative, the series involves a set of events and discussions hosted around Yale’s campus to explore and celebrate the innovative work of groundbreaking global changemakers across industries, geographies, and cultures. Each event is built in partnership with other centers and faculties across the university to connect world leaders with the Yale and New Haven communities and beyond, and to encourage multidisciplinary debate and knowledge exchange.

The Series saw a great success, with 14 events, 409 attendees, and a 9.1/10.0 satisfaction rating. The talks featured many influential world fellows: Fauziya Ali, Major Dongyoun Cho, ElsaMarie D’Silva, Ralph Francois, Sylvia Aguilera García, Julio Guzman, Thynn Thynn Hlaing, Abdul-Rehman Malik, Michael Kalisa, Ibrahim Amadou Niang, Joy Olivier, Elpida Rouka, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Rita Sciarra, and Pilar Velasco.

For more information, read the Tsai CITY article written by Laura Mitchell here.