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Lawrence Were (IDSC '10)
Lawrence Were (IDSC '10) characterizes IDCE as a place that encourages students to think critically. He says:
In our Development Theory class, we criticized mainstream development, which was fun, but also somewhat frustrating. The most frustrating thing was that I was interested in solutions to the world's problems—solutions that drive social change.However, after a while it became clear to Lawrence that the world is too multi-dimensional to expect easy answers to the problems we face. So, driven by his desire to explore different perspectives and skill sets that could bring new light to social issues, he pursued a directed study on social entrepreneurship within Clark's Graduate School of Management. Explains Lawrence,
GSOM may be an unlikely bedfellow for most classical social change practitioners, as well as my colleagues, but I have learned valuable lessons and acquired traditional business tools that are proving valuable for my future as a multi-dimensional change agent.