1. UPCOMING EVENTS
There are no upcoming Hauser Center events scheduled at this time.
Hauser Center Welcomes
a New Executive Director
Center Course Guide for Spring 2004
Hauser Center Working Papers
Executive Session (ES) on Faith-Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Meeting III, October 2003
Launched in 2002 under the auspices of the Joint Program on Religion and Public Life at the Hauser Center, the goal of this Executive Session is to equip public administrators for effective collaboration with local faith communities and funders. To achieve this goal, the Hauser Center has convened three two-day meetings over the past 1.5 years of a group of 30+ innovative mayors, faith-based and community practitioners whose joint task is to address the question of how multiple sectors working together can provide goods of public value.
The ES Meeting III was convened successfully on October 2 to 3. Key members of the ES team crafted five case studies/papers to catalyze and focus the discussions at this meeting. The topics for these papers and discussions revolved around: (i) the various styles of city hall leadership examining the work of several large city mayors considered to be national leaders in the creation of successful collaborations with faith communities; (ii) how religious leaders work with public officials to frame issues critical to their ongoing mission in urban neighborhoods; (iii) the relationships between government and faith based organizations as seen from the point of view of those involved in IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) organizing; (iv) a KSG case study on mentoring based on the Amachi model, its origins, operations and the establishment of the Amachi program in Philadelphia which raises a number of issues about operationalizing partnerships of a substantial scale; and, (v) the efforts by the Mayor's office and faith-based and secular affordable housing groups in the city of Nashville. For additional information, please contact Anne Mathew at email@example.com.
Book by ES Co-Convener, Mary Jo Bane
Purpose, Local Action - A Project with the Sierra Club
In September, Ganz, Andrews, and their research team trained 150 volunteer facilitators at the Sierra Club national meeting. These facilitators have since returned to their local communities, and begun to facilitate 450 self-assessment sessions within their local chapters and group executive committees (excoms).
This exercise, combined with a leadership (written) survey and phone survey of excom chairs, will serve in the end to clearly identify the strengths and successes of chapters and groups, pinpoint the areas of need and development, improve local, chapter and national alignment, guide the development of training curricula, improve the delivery and support provided to chapters and groups, identify new structures for today's Sierra Club activists, and provide templates for future activists.
3. PEOPLE IN
Batliwala/Sanjeev Khagram/L. David Brown
Alvord/L. David Brown/Chris Letts
Chen recently published an article entitled, "Rethinking the Informal Economy: In An Era of Global Integration and Labour Market Flexibility" for a special issue of the journal Seminar that focuses on the informal economy in India. The issue can be found at www.india-seminar.com
Orly also participated on November 6 at a conference at Northeastern University on Progressive Lawyering, Ideology, and Globalization, where she gave a talk entitled "Privatization and Participatory Citizenship."
Please contact Corinne Locke, Hauser Center Program Officer, with E-News questions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Corinne at 617.496.0192.