"Berkeley has a deep heritage of addressing the gravest challenges that face our world – bringing together the world’s brightest minds, a care for our shared humanity, and a resolute ambition to have an impact in the world. And never has the world had a greater need for our vision, ingenuity, hustle and heart. Our global community is deeply fractured – driven by war, inequality, political turmoil and drastic changes in climate. “Massive demographic shifts are exerting relentless pressure on social, political, and physical infrastructure around the world. Conflict continues to drive millions from their homes. Persistent disparities in wealth and opportunity compel millions more to migrate, often under hazardous circumstances. As a consequence of these changes, national boundaries and identities are being tested, sometimes to the breaking point.” This is our generation’s challenge. Armed with social media, extraordinary technology, a global mindset and a deep sensitivity to do what is right – our generation has more power to achieve change than any that has come before it. So let’s build on the heritage of Berkeley; let’s harness the power of our generation; and let’s bring our heart and hustle to address perhaps the gravest, most complex, most challenging issue facing humanity today. Can we build sustainable, scalable social enterprises that restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022? Godspeed! Eddie Gandevia Campus Director, UC Berkeley Hult Prize, 2017"
**PLEASE NOTE** In the "About Team" section please describe your idea and who it will benefit in 200 words or less. DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 22ND AT 11:59PM