Peter Drobac is the Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and the host of Reimagine. A doctor from Wisconsin by way of Rwanda, Peter has helped to build and study quality health systems in marginalised communities around the world. He co-founded and led University of Global Health Equity, a new university in Rwanda that is reinventing global public health. He taught global health and social medicine at Harvard, and now teaches systemic change leadership in Oxford. With all respect to stocks, Peter cares more about the human kind of equity. He’s a chatty introvert, an anguished optimist and a conciliatory contrarian. He thinks Covid-19 is a dress rehearsal for the grand challenges of the next century, and hopes we can get it right.
See things differently
Our world is at an inflection point. A global pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of an interconnected world. Will the virus exploit our social fault lines, or rally our collective strength?
We know that things will never be the same after Covid-19. But how do we make sure that the future is better than what we’re leaving behind?
Social entrepreneurs are in the business of building better futures. While most of us see only symptoms, they look at the whole system. And by reframing a problem – seeing things differently – we can begin to reimagine what’s possible.
Unlocking this process of discovery is what Reimagine is all about. Reimagine is a new podcast series from the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford.
Each episode, we’ll dive deep into one wicked problem – pandemics, climate change, the higher education crisis. How did we get here? Why are we stuck? Then we’ll meet social entrepreneurs who see things differently. The ones giving the system a shake.
And no matter how daunting the problem, we’ll always uncover green shoots of opportunity, reasons for optimism. That’s something we could all use right now.
Do you want to see things differently? Then join us for Reimagine.
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