Jordan Kassalow and VisionSpring: Framing Socio-Economic Development

July 24, 2017

Hosted by Phillip Thomas

Additional music provided by Chris Zabriskie 

Jordan Kassalow is the founder of VisionSpring, and of the EYElliance.  Jordan also founded Scojo New York and the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Prior to his position at the Council, he served as Director of the River Blindness Division at Helen Keller International.  Jordan is a fellow of Draper Richards Kaplan, Skoll, Ashoka, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He was named one of the Schwab Foundation’s 2012 Social Entrepreneurs, was the inaugural winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, and was recently was named to Forbes Impact 30.

VisionSpring has been internationally recognized by the Skoll Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the World Bank; is a three-time winner of Fast-Company’s Social Capitalist Award; and a winner of Duke University’s Enterprising Social Innovation Award.  Their mission is “to ensure equitable and affordable eyeglass is available to every individual to live a productive life.”

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Tune into the interview with Jordan and click through the corresponding slideshow to the left… (Photos courtesy of VisionSpring.)