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If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.Proverbs: 21:13

Haskell to Spotlight Values at Oxford and Berkeley

There’s plenty of buzz in the field of social entrepreneurship on creating value, achieving impact, and leveraging scale. Less attention is focused on taking a solid stand on the bedrock of defined and practiced core values yet a growing body of research evidence makes a definitive case that the consistent practice of core values is a primary driver of enterprise outcomes.

Many social entrepreneurs struggle to identify, define, and integrate core values into their enterprise design and organisational cultures. In the press of competing issues, core values are unfortunately often assumed and therefore overlooked.

Drawing on Dreams InDeed cases with social entrepreneurs in the Middle East, David Haskell will provide a practical framework and process to identify, analyze, define, and apply core values in social enterprise – informed by reflection on personal life experience.

The Seminar at Oxford University
The Oxford seminar is hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School. This event runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm GMT on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at the Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre. Complimentary tickets are available at

The Seminar at UC Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley seminar is hosted by the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the Haas School of Business. This event runs from 1:00 to 2:30 pm PST on Sunday 19th April 2015. Limited seating is available by invitation only by emailing

About David
David Haskell strengthens social entrepreneurs inside hard places as Dreams InDeed’s co-founder and CEO. His resolve to empower those in hard places started as a graduate student stunned by an explosion in Beirut. David has thirty years’ entrepreneurial experience directing six start-ups and four turn-arounds, including as founding director of Habitat for Humanity in the Middle East and East Africa. His best teachers have been the mentally challenged, genocide survivors, garbage sorters, HIV/AIDS widows, street children, and subsistence farmers. David has shared their wisdom at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Monitor Institute, Social Enterprise Alliance, Social Venture Partners, and at the American University of Beirut, Adelphi, Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Notre Dame, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, and Wheaton. David earned a Harvard MPA in Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; a UCLA MA in Applied Linguistics; and a Wheaton BA in Communications magna cum laude.

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