SESi Speaker Series

Thoughts on Change

"I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there."

Nicholas Kristof

Launched in 2010, the SESi speaker series brings speakers to Rollins with expertise in areas related to social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, social innovation, fair trade, impact investing and corporate social responsibility. If you are interested in joining the SESi speaker series as a guest or if you have a request or recommendation for an upcoming speaker, please e-mail Chrissy Garton at

Previous featured speakers Include:


Julie Colombino, Founder & CEO, REBUILD Globally

Delia Welsh, Thomas P. Johnson Scholar, Deputy Executive Drirector, Innovations for Poverty Action

Chris Markl, Founder & Presiendent, Kourage Athletics

Noicholas Kristof, collumnist and co-author of Half the Sky Read about this event

Dr. Ernesto Brovelli, Senior Manager of Sustainable Agriculture at The Coca-Cola Company

Doug Dirks, Ten Thousand Villages

Debbie Farah, CEO & Founder, Bajalia International Group

Norm M. Friedland, Founder of SeaChange Venture Philanthropy Partners

Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER

Mark Hanis, Co-Founder and former President of Genocide Intervention Network

Kenneth E. LaRoe, CEO & Chairman of First Green Bank

Dr. Theodore Malloch, Chairman and CEO, Global Fiduciary Governance

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO of Pipeline Fellowship

Ghislain J. Pelletier, Corporate Vice President for Agriculture with McCain Foods Limited

John Rife III, Founder of Winter Park Harvest Festival

Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winning co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, Half the Sky