A Combustion of Changemakers
What does a President of a university in Ghana have in common with a Provost and a student from the University of San Diego? At the inaugural panel of the 2013 Ashoka U Exchange hosted by the University of San Diego, the three of them shared similar passion for the idea that social change is a collective interest. Further united by new technologies and fresh thinking we can innovate more to solve complex social problems and create a better world. The urgency in the air called for individuals believing in their changemaking potential, reminding us that young people are not the future, they are the present. From different points of view, the university, whether in Accra or in San Diego, continues to be a powerful space for exploring, learning, and connecting for social change. It is a place for unlocking the u in the universe.