The Carolina Seminar on Social Innovation brings together scholars and practitioners with interests in social innovation. Social innovation is defined as a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals. Ultimately, the most difficult and important problems cannot be solved without involving the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.


Daniel Gitterman
Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC Public Policy, College of Arts & Sciences

Melissa Carrier

Professor of the Practice, UNC Public Policy, College of Arts & Sciences


Previous Carolina Seminars

Running from 2013-2016, the Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy aimed to better understand major economic changes in our society and to examine ways that public policy is (or is not) responding to these changes.


For more information on the Carolina Seminar on Social Innovation, contact Megan Odom.

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