In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the Hansen Summer Institute partnered with the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC) to include a three day workshop to learn about social entrepreneurship and, more importantly, to help develop innovative social ventures to create positive change in the face of social, environmental, and justice issues

The workshop informed Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development – a key ingredient for world peace. Fellows received training on the nuts and bolts of social entrepreneurship and had the opportunity to formulate a social entrepreneurship proposal during the summer institute.

The 2018 Hansen program will not include this workshop.


The CPC at the University of San Diego is a collaboration between the School of Business Administration and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at USD. The mission of the CPC is to enable students and faculty to build a more prosperous and peaceful world through innovative thinking and action, integrating business principles and effective management with positive peace building and poverty alleviation.