THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS ON TRANSNATIONAL ISSUES AND
Over the next several years, scholars and practitioners from various fields and schools will come together to explore how a variety of challenges, many of which are transnational in nature such as humanitarian crises, environmental degradation and risk, sustainable development and poverty alleviation, failed states and civil wars, and/or terrorism are increasingly being addressed by novel organizational arrangements and decision making processes. Specifically, the group will examine the processes and products of transnational institutional innovations that supplement or transform existing arrangements to deal with these new challenges. The Hauser Center is organizing this multi-year initiative along with the KSG's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Center for Business and Government.
David Brown, Sanjeev Khagram, and Mark Moore are leading the initiative from the Hauser Center. Additional Hauser Center participants will be Srilatha Batliwala, Marty Chen and Lincoln Chen. A retreat to launch the initiative will be held March 7 to 9, 2002.
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RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP
On March 14 to 15 the Center for Public Leadership, the Center for Business and Government, and the Hauser Center are holding the KSG's first research conference on leadership. Dedicated to narrowing the gap between leadership and scholarship on the one hand, and education and practice on the other, the event will convene eminent scholars, educators, and leaders exploring their work and engaged in collective discourse. Attendance is by invitation only and will include Harvard faculty and leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The conference will produce a publication titled, Leadership 2002: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Practice.
WAY/CASEY FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
The Hauser Center and the KSG's Executive Programs Office, in collaboration with the United Way of America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, wrapped up their year United Way/Casey Foundation executive education program in November. The program is a key part of the Casey Foundation's "Making Connections" initiative, which has been launched in 22 U.S. cities to demonstrate how a broad cross-section of constituencies can be mobilized to improve the odds for children and families in tough neighborhoods.
Core topics of this final meeting included agenda setting, understanding success, and the marketing dimension of community problem solving or "community building." From the Hauser Center, Xavier de Souza Briggs taught the group the new case The Founder as Community Builder: The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and shared a new working paper The Will and the Way; Local Partnerships, Political Strategy, and the Well-being of America's Children and Youth.
The KSG's Bob Patnam met with the group to discuss civic engagement in the wake of 9/11, and Geri Augusto to address the important task of "self-directed learning" in a community of practice. In a twist on the typical executive training program, the sponsors will support a third year of the fellowship in which the fellows define and lead the learning themselves with experts and other resources provided by the sponsors. Response by the fellows and sponsors to this executive program has been so positive that the Hauser Center/KSG has also been asked to do a 2-day leadership program in March, covering core topics of the executive program, for United Way CEOs from the participating cities.
CENTER NONPROFIT SECTOR CAREER NIGHT ON CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS
RECEIVES EXCELLENT REVIEWS
On January 31, the Hauser Center hosted the first in a series of three Nonprofit Sector Career Nights for Harvard graduate students. The event focused on "Cross-Sector Partnerships" and attracted 65 students from Harvard's John F. Kennedy, Business, Education and Divinity Schools. The guest speakers were Jeffrey Hayward, Vice President, Public Policy, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Marianne Hughes, Executive Director, Interaction Institute for Social Change, Crispino Lobo, KSG Mid Career Student and Former Program Coordinator, Indo-German Watershed Development Program, India, and David Brown, Associate Director of International Programs, Hauser Center. The Hauser Center's Xavier de Souza Briggs, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, facilitated the event. The next Hauser Center Career Night is scheduled for March 5th on "Nonprofit Leaders and Managers." Hauser Center Nonprofit Sector Career Nights are open to currently enrolled Harvard graduate students.
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ANNUAL MEETING, AHMEDABAD, INDIA
One hundred and twenty-five participants from forty countries attended the third annual meeting of Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) from January 19 to 21 to discuss the network's role in promoting better programs and policies through research for women working in the informal economy. The meeting was hosted by the Self-Employed Women's Association, (SEWA), a trade union of 400,000 workers. The purpose of the meeting was to identify goals and build upon previous work in the five programme areas: global markets, statistics, urban policies, social protection, and organization and representation of women in the informal economy. Another aim of the meeting was to strengthen regional and institutional collaborations related to the five programmes. The plenary session featured Durban, South Africa city councilors who presented 'framing successful policy in the informal economy' related to their municipal policy dialogues with trade unions and local researchers that have led to the integration of informal economy workers into city economic development planning including creating job opportunities for the working poor. The Mayor and other Ahmedabad City Council members participated in the event.
For more information on WIEGO, please visit www.wiego.org.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION PAPER
David Brown, Christine Letts and Sarah Alvord have put together a working paper titled Social Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation: An Exploratory Study. The paper is based on data collected through an investigation of seven innovations that influenced large-scale systemic issues and catalyzed societal transformation. It is intended as a platform from which discussion and research on initiatives that have both alleviated poverty and transformed the systemic and societal issues that perpetuate it might be generated. The paper will be available through the Hauser Center Working Paper series later this spring.
Anyone interested in reviewing the paper and providing feedback should contact Sarah Alvord at 617-495-7576 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAUSER CENTER WORKING PAPER
Center Working Paper No. 9
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