Courtney Lawrence is a SE Asia based university lecturer and the founding director and curriculum curator of DSIL. In 2012/13 she initiated and scaled the Japan based and foundation funded ‘HJU Global Studies, Peace and Leadership Summer Seminar'; a program that has included fieldwork with students from more than 40 countries to India, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. Her academic research focuses on the intersection of sustainable economic development, social enterprise and design thinking. From 2006-2014 she served on the Executive Committee of the of the Swiss-based NGO, World Alliance of YMCAs.Previous to co-founding a US social enterprise in 2011, she worked with Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship initiative in the Washington, D.C. area and has facilitated multiple trainings across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America. She holds a Master’s in Sustainable Economic Development and Responsible Management from UPEACE, the UN Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies and has lived, worked and traveled across more than 50 countries; more at the d.hive.
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