The Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego is thrilled to welcome the first Social Innovator-in-Residence Roshan Paul to campus this week. As the Social Innovator-in-Residence at the Kroc School, Roshan Paul will engage with University of San Diego students in a variety of ways including workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Named among the top twenty-five influential leaders in purposeful organizations in 2019, Roshan Paul is an energetic changemaker who has achieved lasting impact in education all around the world. Together with Ilaina Rabbat, in 2011 he launched the Amani Institute offering a fresh educational opportunity for young people wanting to learn how to lead social impact.
In 2021 Roshan Paul co-authored The New Reason to Work: How to Build a Career that Will Change the World to inspire and guide young people seeking to define their own changemaking professional journeys. He has given numerous talks including the commencement speech at the University of San Diego in May 2015 and TEDx talks at TEDxAmsterdamEd and TEDxBangaloreSalon. His writing has been published in Forbes, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT’s Innovations Journal, India Today, and the India Development Review.
Kroc School Dean Patricia Márquez shared her thoughts about Roshan's residency, "Having Changemakers like Roshan Paul spend time with our students is a great way for them to learn about what it takes to lead social impact," said Márquez.She continued, "Roshan is an imaginative, bold, and effective social entrepreneur with success in the projects he embarks on. He achieves change collaboratively. This is clear in the endeavors that he has launched and his intellectual outputs. He is also kind and a great conversationalist. All these elements are essential for changing society for the better and with Roshan here students get to hear it from someone who has done it and to ask him questions. It’s very exciting to have him here with us as the inaugural Kroc School Social Innovator-in-Residence."
Paula Cordeiro, the Kroc School’s Dammeyer Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership and Education, said of Paul's visit to campus, "I couldn’t be happier that Kroc School students will have an opportunity to meet social innovator Roshan Paul. Paul’s recent co-authored book—The New Reason to Work: How to Build a Career that Will Change the World—is a book students can use to shape their careers and find new directions. I think people at every career stage can benefit from reading this book to understand their options and pursue a career with purpose. Roshan Paul has worked internationally and in the United States and has done a wonderful job of connecting global citizens to solve social problems across boundaries. He has lived and worked all over the world as he helped social entrepreneurs to scale their innovations. The Kroc School is fortunate to have him as our first Social Innovator-in-Residence.”
Kroc School students at the University of San Diego looking to meet with Roshan Paul should register to attend this event.
Interested in learning more about social innovation? Check out our MA in Social Innovation at sandiego.edu/peace/masi