Alan Harlam

Alan Harlam
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Swearer Center

Alan Harlam is director of social entrepreneurship at Brown's Swearer Center, which provides resources, networking and funding to support student initiatives on and off campus. 

Harlam directs the Social Innovation Initiative, which has expanded Brown's curricular and extra-curricular resources for social entrepreneurs. He teaches the introductory course in Social Entrepreneurship and is lead the launch of a social innovation concentration of the Taubman Center's MPA program. Harlam also leads the C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a three semester program that supports students through the process of launching or growing a social venture with funding, mentoring, and skills development. 

Harlam's work as a social entrepreneur started with the launch of More Than a Meal, a catering social enterprise in Providence and is informed by his twenty years as a consultant, turnaround manager, and community volunteer. He currently serves on the baoards of City Year Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse and as an advisor to NBA Math Hoops, Generation Citizen, Gardens for Health International, and Runa.