Social Innovation Initiative

Exploring novel solutions to complex social problems

The Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs’ Social Innovation Initiative convenes students, practitioners, and scholars working on social innovation to address the world’s most pressing problems. 

We define social innovation as finding a novel solution to a complex social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions, disrupts the status quo, and creates value on a societal rather than individual level. 

What We Do

We're on a mission to unite Jackson community members passionate about social innovation and impact.

Meet the Team

Our team includes Jackson School faculty member Teresa Chahine and two Social Innovation Fellows.