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Eric Chen Beeck Center Social Impact Innovation

Eric Chen


Eric joined the Beeck Center in June 2017. He is a senior in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health and a certificate in International Development. On campus, he previously served as Chair of the Georgetown International Relations Club and currently sits on the 2017-2018 Provost’s Committee for Diversity. He has also held internships at Save the Children US and the National American Red Cross and intends to pursue a career in the social sector.

At the Beeck Center, Eric is interested in policy innovations that incorporate Pay for Success models and the application of new technologies to achieve social good. He is particularly interested in the use of these concepts within the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes and health equity.

Outside of school and work, Eric enjoys playing the guitar, competing with Georgetown’s Model UN team, and exploring D.C.

Education: B.S.F.S., Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2018

Hometown: Falmouth, ME

Favorite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Currently Reading: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

Featured Blog Posts

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.

The Blockchain Ethical Design Framework for Social Impact

The Blockchain Ethical Design Framework for Social Impact

March 8, 2018: The Beeck Center hosted a dinner to present a Blockchain Ethical Design Framework and host a moderated discussion on actionable strategies for the responsible development and implementation of blockchain.

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