Disciplines: Public Policy and Administration
Alan Harlam is the Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Brown's Swearer Center for Public Service, which provides resources, networking, and funding to support student initiatives on and off campus. Harlam co-founded and directs the Social Innovation Initiative (SII), which expands Brown's curricular and extra-curricular resources for student exploration and experience of social entrepreneurship. He also leads the Social Innovation Fellowship, a three-semester program that supports students through the process of launching or growing a social venture with funding, mentoring, and skills development. Harlam is also an adjunct lecturer in public policy who teaches an introductory course in social entrepreneurship and an action learning course for social entrepreneurs. His work on social entrepreneurship is informed by 20 years as a consultant, turnaround investor and manager, and community leader.