“When it comes to innovation, I think there is no place better than Harvard to start work on an important initiative,” said Viroopa Volla ’14, who is helping to launch Impact, a magazine about social entrepreneurship written exclusively by students. Her interest in innovation and entrepreneurship was sparked last fall, when she took a course called “Societies of the World 47: Contemporary South Asia: A Survey of Intractable Problems and Innovative Solutions.” The class, taught by Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and Director of the South Asia Institute, was one of the first at Harvard to offer cross-collaboration among Harvard institutions, with students coming from schools across the university. The course uses the case-study methodology to study issues in South Asia relating to education, health, finance, and infrastructure. Viroopa has been active on campus through Mobilize! Digital Libraries, a project funded by the Omidyar Grant for Innovative Solutions and SAI, and the Harvard US-India Initiative.
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