Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Innovations in educational policies and programs



Toward Entrepreneurial Universities for the 21st Century

What are public research institutions doing—or what should they do—to fulfill their compact with the citizens of their states?

By Rick Cherwitz | Mar. 5, 2012
SSIR blogger Michael Horn is the executive director of Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on education and innovation, and the author of the award-winning book, Disrupting Class.


Conversation Spotlights Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

A variety of entities are utilizing online learning to launch disruptive innovations in higher education, making education more convenient, accessible, and lower-cost.

By Michael Horn | 3 | Feb. 21, 2012
Cornelia Huellstrunk Keller Center at Princeton University SSIR Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Not All Entrepreneurs Drop Out of College

Universities are the missing link in entrepreneurship.

By Cornelia Huellstrunk | 8 | Jan. 27, 2012
Charlotte Benishek Global Citizen Year SSIR


Hypertension: A Global Citizen Year Story

How, and when, is the right time to focus on food education, not simply food security?

By Charlotte Benishek | Jan. 20, 2012
Winson Law Global Citizen Year SSIR Brazil

Global Issues

One Book to Save the Town: A Global Citizen Year Story

A social change leader's greatest challenge is disinterest.

By Winson Law | Jan. 19, 2012
Annie Plotkin Global Citizen Year social entrepreneurship SSIR

Global Issues

Marcia: A Global Citizen Year Story

A portrait of woman facing poverty and injustice in the developing world.

By Annie Plotkin | 4 | Jan. 18, 2012


Teachers and Social Entrepreneurs

An interview with Ellen Moir, founder and executive director of New Teacher Center (NTC).

By Curtis Chang | Dec. 29, 2011


Sesame Workshop: Empowering Children Through Media

What benefits children today may not affect the children of tomorrow.

By H. Melvin Ming | Nov. 16, 2011
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Civil Society

Afghanistan: Update from Sakena Yacoobi

Afghan Institute of Learning Founder Sakena Yacoobi helps women and children through teacher training and health education.

By Regina Ridley | 1 | Nov. 8, 2011
SSIR blogger Scott Sherman has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at numerous universities, including Yale, Princeton, NYU, and Johns Hopkins.


Teaching the Key Skills of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

What if we taught the key mindsets and skill sets that help make successful social entrepreneurs?

By Scott Sherman | 5 | Oct. 31, 2011