ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TALLIE HAUSSER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 8 and UNAI 9

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“I want my research to connect people from different cultures and help make innovation-focused projects become more effective and thoughtfully implemented. I think that I will be able to work through this exciting challenge with this Fellowship.


I'm excited to learn and share with all of the Fellows and become part of this inspiring community!”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Social Entrepreneurship in MENA Cities: Innovative Legal Frameworks in Beirut and Tunis is a research project documenting and analyzing the innovation ecosystems in Lebanon and Tunisia while looking into the development of social enterprise legal forms in these states. With this research, my long term goal is to connect impact investors and social innovation advocates with social entrepreneurs in the Middle East/North Africa region so as to provide more opportunities for funding and growth.

My goals for this fall are to publish two opinion articles based on the field research I conducted this summer, and to submit my final academic article to business/law journals by January. I'm also aiming to make as many connections as possible between Boston and Beirut/Tunis so as to encourage my innovation-focused peers and mentors to consider the MENA region when considering the global impact of social entrepreneurship.

About the Millennium Fellow

As an international business student passionate about human rights and economic justice, Tallie Hausser found the field of social entrepreneurship her freshman year at Northeastern and she has never looked back. Actively improving her fluency in Arabic and French, Tallie has spent the past three years between North Africa and New England, working to encourage social innovation in the refugee space with Northeastern's REACT and putting her finance concentration to use as the Strategic Director of Northeastern's first impact investing fund, NUimpact. Alongside her academic and professional goals, Tallie plays bass in a grunge rock band, play soccer, and is training for the Boston Half Marathon.

Connect with Tallie via LinkedIn and Facebook