Kavita N. Ramdas, executive director of the Ripples to Waves Program on Social Entrepreneurship at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, has been appointed as the Ford Foundation representative to New Delhi serving India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In this capacity, Ramdas will be leading the foundation's grant-making efforts to support democracy and social justice in South Asia.
In August 2012, Ramdas will step down as executive director of the Program to assume leadership of the Global Practitioner Council to provide strategic direction and guidance to the program's development and selection of the Social Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Stanford (SEERS). Deborah Rhode, the Ernest McFarland Professor of Law and director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School who has served as the program’s faculty primary investigator since its launch last year, will assume leadership of the program. The Program on Social Entrepreneurship congratulates Ramdas on her new position and looks forward to welcoming Rhode in her new role as the program’s faculty director.