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    Bill Drayton Wins Prince of Asturias Award, Spain's Answer to Nobel Prize

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    Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, took home a tremendous honor today.

    Forever a Social Entrepreneur

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    Happy Birthday Ashoka!!

    In Spain, Social Entrepreneurship is Finding Strength

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    On Friday, October 21, 2011 Bill Drayton joined the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the World Health Organization in receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award, referred to as the Spanish Nobel, is an annual recognition of one person or organization for a global contribution to humankind.

    As Drayton arrived in Spain for the award ceremony, there was a surge of media coverage and events focused on social entrepreneurship.

    Seeing Ashoka’s Mission, Alive in Spain

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    Oviedo, Spain, the small capital city of the Asturias region, charms visitors with its traditional Asturian sidrerias (hard ciders), rolli

    A Huge Energy Came Through the Prison Walls to Me

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    We in Hungary who are fighting for the freedom of an Ashoka Fellow Dr.

    Occupy Rooftops and Start a Solar Revolution

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    Are you a part of the rooftop revolution?

    George Mason University Recognizes Diana Wells as a Social Innovation Champion

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    Earlier this month, Ashoka President Diana Wells was recognized for her role as an innovation champion by winning the first

    When the Unreal Becomes Real

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    The first time I heard about Ashoka in 1998, it sounded to me like fantasy.

    Hone Your Empathy Chops (by Playing a Game)

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    You don’t have to be in a classroom to improve your ability to be empathetic.

    Laura White on the Disruption Needed in Higher Education: Empathy

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    When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. She doesn’t talk about funding, tuition, or budget cuts. When White envisions positive changes in education, she sees one principle as the fulcrum: empathy.