Columbus Council on World Affairs

Unlike traditional entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs seek primarily to generate social value rather than strictly profits. For this conversation, we will be joined by three individuals who are using business practices to solve social problems in Columbus and around the world:

Mohammed Ashour is the CEO of Aspire, a social enterprise conceived of in 2013 as part of the Hult Prize, the world's largest and most prestigious competition for social entrepreneurs. Aspire seeks to disrupt chronic food insecurity and malnutrition by developing low-cost and high-output farming of edible insects.

Buddy Teaster leads the largest provider in free shoes to children in need around the world. Soles4Souls distributes clothes and shoes directly to people in need and to selected micro-enterprise organizations.

As Co-Founder and CEO of the Tony R. Wells Foundation, Tony Wells fosters entrepreneurship and social investing by non-profit organizations. His Foundation currently sponsors the Social Innovation Initiative at The Ohio State University.

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The world is here in Columbus, Ohio and the success of this community depends on our ability to adapt to the changing world. Through its many community and youth education programs, the Columbus Council on World Affairs provides the critical tools for…


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The world is here in Columbus, Ohio and the success of this community depends on our ability to adapt to the changing world. Through its many community and youth education programs, the Columbus Council on World Affairs provides the critical tools for you to understand and thrive within this change.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by twelve forward-thinking individuals representing a cross-section of our community: business, academic, and civic.

The Council educates Central Ohio about the people and events that shape our world. We do this because we believe that a) as our world shrinks, the necessity to understand it grows, b) “world affairs” happens not only overseas, but also here in our own neighborhoods and workplaces, and c) civic engagement in international affairs is a critical factor to building an informed global citizenry.

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