Jake Harriman

Hope in Uncertain Times

Hope. I have been reflecting a lot lately on how absent this word has been from people’s mouths in recent days. The darkness of fear came so quickly that life from a month ago feels like it was already ages ago. I have had the fortune of living a life full of choices and wonder. A

Nuru International shares on-the-ground perspective in high profile Notre Dame event on Global Fragility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2019 CONTACT Tacy Layne | tacy.layne@nuruinternational.org Costa Mesa– On Thursday, July 18, the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs hosted its “UNITY on GLOBAL FRAGILITY: Can Today’s Momentum in Washington Stop Tomorrow’s Violent Conflicts?” event in Washington, D.C. The hosts led a robust discussion on countering violent

Moving from Mentor to Mentee – Learning from Pauline Wambeti

Returning to Nuru Kenya & Pauline Wambeti In March, I had an opportunity to head back to Nuru Kenya to work with Pauline a bit. As always, the goat paths, visits with courageous families working with us, a hilarious back and forth with Mama Mogosi over the price of a cup of chai, and a

Jake Harriman Speaks at Global Oval Summit at 2016 Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Global Oval Summit at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is bringing together U.S. leaders, celebrities, digital influencers and convention-goers to participate in a series of conversations on the next president’s global development agenda. Key topics will include national security, economic growth, investing in girls and women, global health, energy access and ending extreme

Jake Harriman Speaks at Global Oval Summit at 2016 Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND, OH—The 2016 Republican National Convention events are beginning to unfold in Northeast Ohio. While most media headlines will surely center on the Republican presidential candidate, many important conversations will be taking place off-camera across the 1,200 ancillary events surrounding the convention. One nonpartisan thought leader who will be hard at work is Jake Harriman, Founder

Jake Harriman Speaks at Devex World Opening Assembly

WASHINGTON, DC—Professionals from 200+ organizations will converge at The Mead Center for American Theater on June 14, 2016. The first global development event of its kind, Devex World is a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions encouraging attendees to discover new technologies and innovations, build new partnerships and chart the future of global development. Devex covers the

Jake Harriman Speaks on Global Development at 2016 USGLC State Leaders Summit

WASHINGTON, DC—500 state leaders from across the country are gathering for the 2016 USGLC State Leaders Summit hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition on June 13-14, 2016. The purpose of this two-day event is to highlight the importance of American global development and diplomacy overseas and garner support for a strong international affairs program budget. Attendees will

Jake Harriman honored with 2015 “If Not Me, Then Who…” Award by Travis Manion Foundation

PHILADELPHIA—On December 10, 2015, the Travis Manion Foundation hosted its 4th Annual “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala at the historic Union League of Philadelphia. This black tie event, which is a national recognition of character and leadership, had attendees from across the country who were being honored for their dedication to selfless service within

#NuruVeterans: Meet Jake Harriman, Founder and CEO

While Nuru International isn’t a military or veterans organization, it was founded by a former Special Operations Marine. All of us at Nuru deeply value the unique skills and talents our #NuruVeterans bring to the team. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Nuru is highlighting its decorated veterans who left the battlefield for a new frontline—joining

Stanford Magazine Features Nuru International in “Seeds of Promise”

Can growing corn in Kenya fight terrorism? One veteran says it can. By Robert L. Strauss BY HIS OWN RECKONING, Jake Harriman has told the same story more than 500 times. It is early morning in April 2003. The fog is lifting along Highway 7 in southern Iraq. A small car blazes up the road.

Georgetown University invites Jake Harriman to join ‘SEEing Value in Failure’ panel discussion

WASHINGTON, DC—On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host a panel discussion called “SEEing Value in Failure” from 9:00-10:00 AM (ET). Leaders will share why they see value in failure and provide examples of overcoming “innovation stifling fear” so that failure can contribute

Nuru International honored by Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurship – Jake Harriman among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2015 Builders + Innovators Summit

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Nuru International CEO Jake Harriman as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California from October 14-16, 2015. Goldman Sachs selected Jake Harriman as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Jake

Nuru International announces 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

NEW YORK CITY—During the closing plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting, Jake Harriman announced Nuru International’s Commitment to Action: “Building Prosperity and Resilience in Highly Fragile States.” Nuru International is committing to launching a 3,000-person pilot to bring measurable development to rural farming families in a highly fragile state in Sub-Saharan

Jake Harriman on Happening Now with Jon Scott | Fox News

Happening Now Anchor Jon Scott brings the nation “good news” by interviewing Jake Harriman – discussing Jake’s recent speech before former Presidents Bush and Clinton, the market gap Jake noticed that led him to found Nuru International and how Nuru’s unique integrated approach to ending extreme poverty depends on local leaders building and scaling programs on their own. Iraq War veteran’s

CNN Newsroom Anchor Brooke Baldwin Interviews Presidential Leadership Scholar Jake Harriman

In this interview on July 10, 2015, Presidential Leadership Scholar Jake Harriman speaks with CNN Newsroom Anchor Brooke Baldwin about his unique opportunity to interact with former Presidents Bush and Clinton and about his work with Nuru International. The full transcript for the “George W. Bush and Bill Clinton On One Stage” segment is on CNN.com.