8th Annual Munk Graduate Student Conference


Keynote Speaker

Seán Coughlan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

Seán is also the Chairperson of The Wheel, the co-ordinating body for the community and voluntary sector in Ireland, is a Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, is a member of both the Advisory Group of the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and the Leonardo Group of the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. He also served on the board of management of Glasnevin Educate Together National School.

Seán holds a degree in Theoretical Physics, is a winner of the Captain Cathal Ryan Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship and the Dublin City University Engagement Award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Seán’s keynote address entitled “Wicked Problems, Effective Solutions and the Role of Innovation and Empathy” will explore ways to approach complex global problems

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