Springfield, Ohio - The Global Education and Peace Network invites community members to learn about “Creative Global Solutions through Social Enterprise in Korea and Japan,” presented by Sunny Jeong, Ph.D. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in Room 105 of the Joseph C. Shouvlin Center for Lifelong Learning, 737 N. Fountain Ave.
Jeong, an assistant professor of business and East Asian Studies at Wittenberg University, will present her studies from Japan and Korea, which show how countries “make a sustainable and scalable social impact by blurring the traditional lines between for-profit enterprise, nonprofit enterprise and government.” According to Jeong, “The world has changed in fundamental ways over the last few years. An increasingly popular solution to global social problems involves social entrepreneurship, in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow and lead mission-driven enterprises.”
The Global Education and Peace Network began city-led study circles in October 2001, after the September 11 tragedy. With a goal of building global awareness in Springfield and Clark County, in the past twelve years, the group has created 48,000 Global Education calendars and held 132 monthly programs educating about local and global cultures. Those who attend the presentation will receive a free 2013-2014 Global Education calendar featuring the series and other community events.