AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


SILS: How Strengthening Communities Can Solve the World’s Pressing Problems

By The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Online and Hong Kong SAR China

Date & time

25 May 2021



25 May 2021


About this event

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, communities around the globe struggled to combat the pressing issues of our time—growing inequality, automation of jobs, the growth of the state, and dependence on global markets. The key to addressing these challenges, according to Chicago Booth Professor Raghuram Rajan? Place decision-making power back with local communities.

On May 25, Professor Rajan will discuss his research during a virtual event with The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation. In his book, Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave Communities Behind, Rajan argues that many of today’s challenges reflect changes in technology that create an imbalance in the three pillars that hold up society: government, the markets, and the community.

Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, will then join Rajan to discuss how strengthening communities can help improve people’s quality of life in Hong Kong and how this ties into the work of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Randy Kroszner, Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth will moderate.

Register here.

Interested in pursuing a Booth MBA? Following the event, join Chicago Booth’s admissions team for a 30-minute information session to learn more about Booth’s Executive MBA program.

Event Schedule

8:30 p.m. HKT: Opening remarks

8:35 p.m. HKT: Presentation by Chicago Booth Professor Raghuram Rajan on The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

8:55 p.m. HKT: Fireside Chat between Mr. Leong Cheung and Professor Raghuram Rajan, moderated by Professor Randall Kroszner

9:15 p.m. HKT: Q&A session

9:27p.m. HKT: Closing remarks

9:30p.m. HKT: Chicago Booth EMBA Info Session (Optional)

10:00p.m. HKT: Close of Event

After Professor Rajan’s event, join us for a 30-minute Executive MBA Information Session webinar and meet with Booth’s admissions representatives.

As a senior executive in an NGO ready to take that next step in your career, you may need access to the latest thinking and tools to successfully face challenges unique to the NGO sector. At the same time, you need to focus on daily operations. How can you gain the critical insights to run a successful NGO where you can study and work at the same time?

During the Executive MBA Information Session webinar, you will:

  • Find out what differentiates Booth’s Executive MBA program from other programs
  • Learn about how the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation can help you leverage your Booth MBA for social good
  • Hear from a current Executive MBA student who works in the NGO sector and find out how the program has impacted her career and personal growth
The Executive MBA Program is registered under the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Registration No.: 262427. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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