HAUSER CENTER IN THE NEWS - PREVIOUS YEARS
Archon Fung interviewed by nextgov.com on
The Risks of Open Government on
September 14th, 2009.
Christopher Stone quoted in Governing magazine article,
Did Bratton Succeed in Changing LAPD's
Culture? in September 2009 issue.
Rahim Kanani writes From Idi Amin to Al-Bashir: A Critical
Moment for International Criminal Justice
Huffington Post on September 8, 2009.
Marshall Ganz co-authors an Op-Ed in the Washington Post on
August 30th, 2009, We Have the Hope. Now Where's the
Bryan Hehir quoted in Boston Globe article,
A final visit to storied Mission Hill
church on August 27th, 2009.
Christopher Stone quoted in Detroit Free Press article on
August 21, 2009, Where did $13 million go? New questions
about ex-Detroit police watchdog.
CNN.com quotes Marshall Ganz in White House tactic to bring GOP back to
health debate? August 19th, 2009.
Marshall Ganz's book, "Why David Sometimes Wins,"
featured in The San Francisco Chronicle story, Chavez - source of UFW's success and
decline on Sunday, July 19, 2009.
On July 8, 2009, the Washington Post quoted
Marshall Ganz in An Army Untapped about
President Obama’s push for health-care reform.
Dallas Morning News on June 28, 2009, quotes
Marshall Ganz in
Community organizer in Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Service
Organizations leader inspires clients with her
Newsweek quotes Bryan Hehir in article,
"The Sins of the Fathers" in June
11, 2009 edition.
Federal Computer Week web site quotes Archon
Fung on June 5, 2009, in Legal marijuana? Whistle-blower
protection? It's all about open government
Christopher Stone featured in May 18, 2009, Los
Angeles Daily News article on the Los Angeles Police
Department in article, Report Shows Gains
by LAPD and in the LA Daily News, Harvard
Report: A New Kinder, Gentler LAPD
Marion Fremont-Smith mentioned in Wall Street
Journal's April 23, 2009 article, New Unrest on Campus as Donors
The New York Times quoted Marshall Ganz,
in Community Organizing Never Looked So
Good on April 12, 2009.
Christopher Winship quoted regarding
violence in Mount Vernon, New York, in the Lower Hudson
Journal (New York) article, Mount Vernon clergy lead efforts for
peace on March 29, 2009.
Martha Chen discussed informal trade in
Ahmedabad in the Wall Street Journal's March 14, 2009,
article The Rise of the Underground.
March 2, 2009, Guardian.com (UK) quotes Marshall
Ganz talking about Green lobbyists in Washington
D.C., in the article, Power Shift grows into a socially inclusive
February 22, 2009, Los Angeles Times quotes
Marshall Ganz on labor unions and labor
laws in Labor's time has come, but trouble stirs
On February 3, 2009, the NonProfit Times quotes
Christopher Stone on the international
growth of Habitat for Humanity in and article on the
passing of Co-founder of Habitat for Humanity Millard
Fernando Reimers, commentary 'Global Competency' Is Imperative for Global
Success' appears in the January 30, 2009, Chronicle
of Higher Education.
January 25, 2009, Boston Globe features Marshall
Ganz on an opera story called, "The Psychology of Power"
January 17, 2009, Wall Street Journal quotes
Marshall Ganz in an article, Obama to Tap Grassroots Network to Push
Hauser fellow and current HKS mid-career student
Thor Steingraber's op-ed, How the arts can nourish a struggling
nation, in the Boston Globe on December 26, 2008.
Professor of Criminal Justice at Harvard Kennedy School and
Hauser Center Faculty Director Christopher
Stone, who has undertaken extensive research work
on practices in justice reform systems across several
countries, including India, quoted on the US perception of terrorist threat to its
boundaries in the Indian Express on January 8,
Harvard Crimson article Grant Foundation Hit in Madoff Scheme
quotes Christopher Stone, on January
Virginian-Pilot on December 22, 2008, quotes
Marshall Ganz in Obama's online grass-roots effort continues
Marion Fremont-Smith makes a really good
point in the December 20, 2008 Boston Globe article,
Major foundation falls to Madoff fraud
Marshall Ganz was also quoted in an
article in the Financial Times, "Obama weighs putting the wisdom of crowds
to work," regarding government transparency and
interactivity in the internet age.
Marshall Ganz's background with the United
Farm Workers was referenced in the Denver Post article,
"Barack Obama invokes Cesar Chavez."
On December 5th, the Chicago Tribune article "Role for Barack Obama's volunteer network
still in flux" quotes Marshall
Ganz questioning the campaign for not
conducting a more open deliberation over how to
sustain the network.
In the November 14th Chicago Tribune article “Top aides split over grass-roots
network” Marshall Ganz is quoted
on leveraging the power of Barack Obama's volunteers.
Marshall Ganz comments on Barack Obama’s
victory in the November 4th CQ Politics article “Obama Wins; America Elects Its First Black
Archon Fung’s online project to track
voting conditions was cited in the October 29th Boston
Globe article “Mapping voter problems next Tuesday.”
This project was also mentioned in the Wall Street
Journal article after the election on November 5th,
“Voters post experiences online.”
Marshall Ganz is quoted in the October 29th Wall
Street Journal article “Campaigns Try New Web Tactics In Battle to
Tap Fresh Supporters” about new uses of the
internet to garner campaign support.
The October 27th HBS Working Knowledge article “Achieving Excellence in Nonprofits”
contains an interview with Dutch
Marshall Ganz’s history in grassroots
community organizing is highlighted in the book review for
Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the
UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.
The review appeared in the October 26th edition of the
Dutch Leonard was quoted in the October
4th Associated Press article “Blog on meat plant
was astroturf, not grassroots” about corporate supported
entities disguised as grassroots.
In the September 24th, article “Reality show” in Canadian Business
Online, Marshall Ganz is quoted
on the American presidential election system.
Christine Letts and Dutch
Leonard are both quoted in the US Daily
article “Clinton summit hopes for generosity amid turmoil”
from September 22nd, on the U.S. economic crisis and
Christopher Stone is quoted in the
September 21st Memphis Commercial Appeal article
“School cops: Is it time?” about a
potential police force in Memphis public schools.
Mark Moore is mentioned in the August 27th
Boston Globe article “Harvard scrutinizing its police on
race” for his participation in a review committee
of the Harvard police force, as convened by Harvard’s
President Drew Faust.
In the August 14th India Times article “Making public services in India efficient
and equitable” Mark Moore’s work
on creating public value and its relevance to public
services in India is featured.
In the June 16th Washington Post article "Red Cross Disaster
Fund is depleted" Peter Dobkin Hall is
quoted as critiquing the charity's credibility as a
factor in its fundraising challenges.
Marshall Ganz's work training members of
the Episcopal Church on the use of public narrative as a
leadership tool was described in the June 14th
Episcopal Life Online article "Executive Council
briefed on proposed changes to discipline canons."
Ganz's interesting life story was also profiled in the
Los Angeles Times June 15th article "Famed organizer
Marshall Ganz sees history in the making."
Tony Pipa's blog on Humanitarian and
International Development NGOs was highlighted in the
Chronicle of Philanthropy's "Give and Take"
blog column on June 5th in the article "Protecting
against national disasters."
A Hauser Center panel was featured in the Kennedy
School News on May 23rd. The article, "Hauser Center
panelists discuss impact of NGOs on world politics," was
written by Sarah Staley and profiles
the event which took place on May 21st.
Gabriele Bammer's research and recent
publications on uncertainty were promoted in several news
outlets. On May 7th, she was interviewed for the ABC 666
Canberra "Drive" program, and on May 8th for the ABC Radio
National "Breakfast" program (download the audio program).
Bammer and co-editor Michael Smithson also authored the
May 19th ABC News Online opinion piece, "Uncertainty
need not be such a risky business," and the research was
profiled in the May 7th PhysOrg.com article "Not sure? Don't sweat
it: Embrace uncertainty."
In the February 24th Boston Globe article "Taking to the streets
is homework from master activist," Marshall
Ganz is profiled for his history and work as an
organizer. The course on organizing which Ganz
teaches to undergraduates is profiled in The
Yard article "Social Studies Students Practice
Democracy." Ganz was also quoted on his
involvement as an activist in the civil rights movements
of the 1960's in the April 7th Harvard Crimson
article "Reliving a historic
legacy" about the anniversary of the 1968 civil rights
demonstrations. Peggy Levitt is quoted
in the February 4th New York Times article "A Tiny Staff,
Tracking People Across the Globe," about the Migration
Information Service which tracks immigration and
migration trends. The January 31st Boston Globe
article "Perkins School to
acquire for-profit firm" includes a quote from
Peter Dobkin Hall about the positives
of having a mixed-revenue base.
Marshall Ganz's work helping to shape the Obama
presidential campaign is cited in the January 23, 2008 San Francisco
Chronicle article "Obama augments ads with network of
volunteers." Link to the article here.
The News from the Kennedy School
issued the press release January 7, 2008 "Steven
Lawry Appointed Senior Research Fellow at the
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations." Lawry
will serve as co-principal investigator for a new Hauser
research project on transnational philanthropy and poverty
reduction. Link to the press release here.
Hauser Doctoral Fellow Warigia
Bowman wrote the January 6, 2008 Boston
Globe op-ed piece "Moving forward in Kenya,"
reflecting on the chaotic outcome of the Kenyan
presidential elections. Link to the article
The News from the Kennedy School article on
December 19, 2007 "How
Civil Society is Affecting Change at the World Bank: A New
Kennedy School Working Paper," reviews a new publication
co-authored by Alnoor Ebrahim. Link
to the article here, and the complete
Marshall Ganz is quoted in
the December 13, 2007
Christian Science Monitor article "From college
classroom to Obama's campaign," about how an undergraduate
course he taught inspired a student to go into
politics. Link to the article here.
The December 10,
2007 Wall Street Journal article "How
Charities Can Make Themselves More Open," includes a
potential project of Christine Letts' as
an example of increased interest in measuring charity
efficiency. Link to the article here (subscription
Peter Dobkin Hall provided quotes for two
articles about the resignation of American Red Cross
President Mark Everson. The first is the November 28, 2007 Washington
Post article "President of Red Cross is Forced to
Resign" (link to article); and the second is
the November 29,
2007 New York Times article "Firing
Stirs New Debate Over Red Cross" (link to article).
The November 27, 2007
News from the Kennedy School article "Hauser
Center hosts Research Colloquium to Mark 10th Anniversary,"
describes the event that brought together key people
involved in the Hauser Center's last
decade. The article was written by Hauser staff
Laura Ax. Link to the article here.
Peggy Levitt is the focus of the "Who gets to say
what the American Dream is?" article in the Fall 2007 edition of
Wellesley magazine. The article discusses
Levitt's work on transnational studies and religion and
highlights her recent book God Needs No
In the Harvard
Crimson article from October
26, 2007, "U.N. official draws HBS crowd," about the
presentation of Srgjan Kerim, president of the UN General
Assembly, Dutch Leonard is quoted.
Link to the article here.
Fremont-Smith is acknowledged in the October 2007 publication Principles
for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for
Charities and Foundations, for her contribution. Link
to the publication here.
Harvard Crimson article from October 3, 2007, "Reich offers new
tax structure," Peter Dobkin Hall provides
pointed comments in response to the altered tax structure
proposed in an editorial by Robert Reich. Link to the
Ebrahim was a guest columnist for the August edition of
Capacity.Org, with the article "Rethinking
capacity building." Link to the article here.
Pirson co-authored the op-ed article "Successful
leaders must manage stakeholder trust," in the September issue of The
Resource, a publication for the Harvard community.
In the article
"The political machine vs. the grass roots" in the
September 4, 2007 issue
of the Los Angeles Times, Marshall
Ganz is quoted on his organizing work with Camp
Obama. Link to the article here.
Levitt's recent book God Needs No Passport
has received a lot of good press. The book was
reviewed in the August 28,
2007 article "How religion forges global networks"
in The Christian Science Monitor. Link to
the article here. Levitt was
also interviewed about issues highlighted in the book in
The Boston Globe article "For author, religion
is a path to acceptance" on August 25, 2007. Link to
the article here.
Ganz is quoted as one of the organizers of Camp
Obama in The Boston Globe article "Ardent backers of
Obama's run head off to camp" on August 18, 2007. Link to the
article here. Ganz's
work at Camp Obama and quotes are also featured in the
August 29, 2007
article in The Huffington Post "Stories and
numbers - a closer look at Camp Obama. Link to the
August 2, 2007 article
"Catholic Charities president welcomes chance to serve"
Tiziana Dearing discusses her new role as
president of the organization. Link to the
Hehir and Tiziana Dearing's
changing roles at Catholic Charities is described in the
July 28, 2007 The
Boston Globe article "Key aide tightens ties to
O'Malley." Link to the article here.
Results from the
Capital Ideas Symposium were described in the article
"Grants made easier, donors want faster process" of the
July 24, 2007 edition
of Seacoastonline.com. Kathleen
Buechel and Elizabeth Keating,
two of the symposium conveners are also quoted. Link
to the article here.
July 17, 2007
onPhilanthropy.com article "Growing scrutiny in
the nonprofit sector" Marion
Fremont-Smith's presentation of her research at a
Fordham Law School conference was cited. Link to the
Dearing’s Op-Ed “What's Next? Women's Ongoing
Ascent to Leadership Positions” was featured in the
June 2, 2007
Philanthropy News Digest. Link to the
federated organizations being conducted by Peter
Dobkin Hall and Marion
Fremont-Smith was featured in the posting "Harvard
researchers: Back to bigness" on the blog Where Most
Needed: The Charity Industry Observer Probing the Deeper
Links and Linkages. Link to the posting here.
The May 27, 2007 Boston Globe
included two articles by Peggy
Levitt. The first in the Ideas
section was "Life, liberty, and the folks back home" and
can be accessed here; the second in
the Magazine section was The Global in the
Local and can be accessed here.
Levitt was a guest on Tom Ashbrook's "On Point"
radio show on May 23,
2007 discussing issues of immigration for the topic
"Immigration in America, Now." Link to the
Levitt's guest column in the May 14, 2007 Seattle Post
Intelligencer, "'Us vs. them' mentality holds us
back," discusses recent immigration legislation. Link
to the article here.
Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction,
edited by Srilatha Batliwala and
Dave Brown was included in the "In Print,
Publications by the Experts" section of the Kennedy
School Bulletin, Spring 2007. The Hauser Center
Vol. 1 Research Review was also cited in the "Newsmakers"
section of the Bulletin as "A Hit."
A Letter to the
Editor by Peggy Levitt appeared in the
May 6, 2007 New
York Times Magazine section in response to the article
"A good provider is one who leaves" about migration to the
United States. Link to the letter here.
Federal Computer Week April 26, 2007 article "Harvard to
study government response to crises" Christopher
Stone is quoted throughout as the faculty and
chairman of the Acting in Time initiative that will examine
these issues. Link to the article here.
Fremont-Smith is quoted in the article
"Nonprofits aim for carbon neutrality" in the
April 23, 2007
New York Sun. Link to the article here.
Christopher Stone is featured in the
Jamaica Gleaner news article on April 22, 2007 "US study cites
improvement in local justice system." Link to the
In the article
"At Red Cross, a New Head is Appointed From I.R.S." in the
April 19, 2007 edition
of The New York Times, Peter Dobkin
Hall provides wry comments on the management
change at the Red Cross. Link to the article here.
Ganz is quoted in the April 10, 2007 The Harvard
Crimson article "Panel endorses Obama at KSG event" as
expressing his support for the candidate. Link to the
Crimson article from April 9, 2007 "Learning beyond the
classroom" describes the impact Marshall
Ganz's course "Practicing Democracy: Leadership,
Community and Power" had on its students. Link to the
Boston Globe April 5,
2007 article "Learning to be of two minds"
Dutch Leonard is quoted about the new
joint degree offered by the Kennedy School and the Business
School. Link to the article here.
Ganz contributed the article "Staying Connected to
our Moral Sources" for the March 29, 2007 edition of the blog
TMP Cafe. Link to the article here.
Christopher Stone's research on
crime and economic growth in South Africa is cited in the
March 29, 2007
Moneyweb article "Manuel says crime undermining
growth." Link to the article here.
"Organizing for democratic renewal," by Marshall
Ganz is featured on the blog TMP Cafe for
March 27, 2007.
Link to the article here.
Hodge is quoted in the March 25, 2007 Cincinnati
Post article "Boomer power" about baby boomers and
leadership. Link to the article here.
March 1, 2007
Cincinnati Post article "Poll: Boomers a bit of a
bust, Good music but too much 'me'" Paul
Hodge is quoted throughout about the perception of
different generations as captured by a national
survey. Link to the article here.
Christopher Stone co-wrote the
article on police accountability "Human Rights Commission
Needed" for the February 13,
2007 edition of the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution. Link to the article here.
The WBUR portion
of "Morning Edition" on February 7, 2007 included comments
by Father Bryan Hehir on the sale of
hospitals owned by the Archdiocese.
"Misgivings: Recent studies raise an uncharitable question:
Is nonprofit accounting off track?" in the January 10, 2007 edition of
CFO.com features research conducted by
Elizabeth Keating and includes quotes by
her. Link to the article here.
Dearing’s Op-Ed “Nonprofits at the nexus of free
speech and public policy” is featured in the December 21, 2006 Philanthropy
News Digest. Link to the article here.
An interview with Paul Hodge on the
economic and social effects of the aging population is
included in the article “How aging will transform America”
in the December 21,
2006 online edition of the Wall Street
Journal. Link to article here.
Leonard is profiled in the December 14, 2006 article “Seven
deadly sins on collision course with market forces,” from
News from the Kennedy School. Link to the
November 15, 2006
Harvard Crimson article “Does Harvard need an
inside man,” Peter Dobkin Hall commented
on Harvard’s search for a new president. Link to the
McCarthy was mentioned in the November 10, 2006 article “New
members appointed to archdiocesan finance council” in
The Pilot. McCarthy was one of three people
appointed to the council.
Ganz’s book What a Mighty Power We Can Be:
African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for
Racial Equality (Princeton University Press, 2006),
co-authored by Theda Skocpol and Ariane Liazos, was
featured on the Kennedy School of Government’s Virtual Book Tour in
Dobkin Hall was quoted in both the Bloomberg
News October 30,
2006 article, "American Red Cross Proposes Overhaul
to Structure," and the Washington Post
October 31, 2006
article, "Red Cross Tightening Command," on the
restructuring of the Red Cross. Link to Bloomberg
article here. Link to
Washington Post article here.
Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction,
co-edited by Srilatha Batliwala and
Dave Brown was featured on the Kennedy
School website's Virtual Book Tour the week of October 23-27, 2006. Link to
the book tour here.
October 6, 2006
Yale Herald article, "The Deadweight Loss from
Yale's Tax Exemption," Peter Dobkin Hall
is extensively quoted. Link to full text here.
Tiziana Dearing are featured in the
September 15, 2006
Reuters AlertNet article "9/11 Changes Aid
World." Link to full text here.
Dearing's article "Katrina, One Year Later: What
Have We Learned," appeared in the Philanthropy News
Digest on August 29,
2006. Link to full text here.
An Op-Ed by
Dutch Leonard entitled "Advancing
Democracy in Hong Kong: Lessons in How to Lead," was
featured in the August 14,
2006 South China Morning Post. Link
to full text here.
August 13, 2006
Seattle Times article "Longer retirement count on
it, plan on it" Paul Hodge discusses the
financial implications of longer retirement.
Leonard is mentioned in two articles in the
August 7, 2006
South China Morning Post. Two papers he
co-authored are referenced in both the articles "Democratic
Blueprint for Hong Kong," and "Make lawmakers ministers:
experts Harvard academics urge Donald Tsang to appoint
legislators to build responsibility."
Ganz is quoted in The Washington Post
July 24, 2006 article
"Union Tries to Unite Blacks, Latinos" about a meat-packing
industry union struggling to unite African Americans and
Latinos. Link to full text here.
The July 23, 2006 article "Boomer women
facing a retirement shortfall" in Knight Ridder/Tribune
Business News features quotes by Paul
Hodge discussing baby boomer women experiencing a
drop in income during their retirement years. Link to
full text here.
Hodge offers commentary on retirement options for
baby-boomer generation women in the July 2, 2006 Boston Globe
article "Retirement Future Bleak for Many Older
Women." Link to full text here.
June 26, 2006 USA
Today article "Retirement unfolds in five stages for
hearty boomers," Paul Hodge is quoted
concerning changing retirement options for the baby boomer
generation. Link to full text here.
Moore was cited in the June 8, 2006 article on
Finanzen.net, "Accenture Launches Institute for
Public Service Value to Identify and Promote Leading
Practices in Government Service Delivery," for being a
speaker at the Unlocking Public Value Forum. Link to
full text here.
May/June 2006 edition
of Foundation News & Commentary Peter
Dobkin Hall's co-edited series, "Philanthropy
Classics Access Project" is mentioned. Link to
full text here. The
online series can be accessed on the Hauser website
Entrepreneurship Collaboratory, a KSG course spearheaded by
Mark Moore, Dutch
Leonard, and Gordon Bloom, is
featured in the May 25,
2006 edition of the Harvard Gazette's
article "Caring Entrepreneurship at KSG." Link to
full text here.
May 2006 edition of the
Kennedy School Insight Marshall
Ganz's research on Civic Participation and
Effective Organizing is featured. Link to
Chen is quoted in the May 3, 2006 New York Times
article "Film Ignites the Wrath of Hindu Fundamentalists"
about the controversial Indian film "Water." Link to
full text here.
McCarthy is quoted in the April 20, 2006 Boston
Globe article "Church Tackles $46M Gap" about the
release of financial information by the Archdiocese of
Boston. Link to full text here.
Peter Dobkin Hall appeared on "ABC World
News Tonight" on April 11,
2006 to comment on the need for independent
assessment of the American Red Cross' shortcomings.
Link to the WNT archives here.
The article "Who
Pays the Phone Bill?" in the Spring 2006 edition of the
Kennedy School of Government Bulletin describes
Elizabeth Keating's research on the
overhead funding debate between nonprofits and foundations.
Spring 2006 edition of
the Harvard Political Review, Father J.
Bryan Hehir is quoted in the article "Blasphemous
Ink" on his opinion of the storm of controversy in Europe
surrounding publication of cartoon depictions of the
prophet Muhammad. Link to full text here.
Dobkin Hall is quoted critiquing the improvement
efforts of the Red Cross, in the March 21, 2006 article in the
Washington Post "The Clock's Ticking on Red Cross
Overhaul." Link to full text here.
Hodge critiques how current policies will affect
the aging population in the March 15, 2006 Reuters
article "Happy 150th birthday: a new era looms for old
age." Link to full text here.
March 13, 2006 The
Chronicle of Philanthropy article "Top White House
Officials on the Red Cross Board Rarely Attend Meetings,"
Peter Dobkin Hall is quoted on his opinion
of the conduct of the board members. Link to
full text here.
Leonard is quoted in the Times-Picayune
March 9, 2006 article
"Senator Wants Answers on 2,000 Missing in Katrina."
Link to full text here.
On March 9, 2006 the Wall Street
Journal published the Op-Ed piece by Howard
Husock, "Privatize the Welfare State." Link
to full text here.
Dobkin Hall was quoted in the February 26, 2006 Washington
Post article "Red Cross Spent Heavily on Image; Agency
paid firm in Houston to raise CEO's profile as it laid off
staffers, documents show." Link to full text here.
Leonard was on WBUR's radio program "Morning
Edition" on February 1,
2006, speaking extensively on Boston's evacuation
compendium of Historical Statistics of the United
States was reviewed in the January 23, 2006 edition of
Newsweek. For the compendium, Peter
Dobkin Hall contributed the chapter on nonprofit,
voluntary, and religious entities and activities.
Link to the full text here.
January 3, 2006 edition
of The Jerusalem Post Marshall
Ganz's work in Israel was described in the article
"Organizing the Organizers." Link to the full text here.