On Saturday June 11th, Rob Reich who is an associate professor of Political Science, faculty director of the Program in Ethics in Society and co-director of the university’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, spoke to the graduating seniors at Stanford University’s annual ‘Class Day Lecture’.
The lecture titled, “The Promise and Peril of the New Social Economy,” focused on the broad new landscape where organizations seek to produce social benefits. Reich spoke on the blurring of the boundaries between the three traditional sectors- private, public and philanthropic- and how the new social economy offers today’s graduates a host of choices in “doing good.” As Stanford’s mission is, “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization,” Reich believes that the graduates can fulfill this mission through engaging in the new social economy.
>>> View a summary Prezi presentation here (Designed by Irene Nelson)
>>> Watch the lecture on Youtube here
>>> Read a write-up of the speech here