THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, PANEL DISCUSSION 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
(Rooms ABC, Taubman Building 5th Floor, Kennedy School of Government)
CULTURES OF ORGANIZING: COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF RELIGION AND RACE
Richard Wood, University of New Mexico (RPPR)
This event is part of the Religion and Public Policy Research (RPPR) Colloquium Series at the Hauser Center. All events are open to the public and an RSVP is not required.
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THURSDAY & FRIDAY, Nov. 14/15 CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY
Assessing Foundation Performance
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY Nov. 15/16
(Berkman Center Harvard)
CONFERENCE ON INTERNET & SOCIETY
Hauser Center Director's Derek Bok, Mark Moore and Shawn Bohen are involved with the Conference
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
(Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, Kennedy School of Government)
STRATEGIC ACTION UNDER CONSTRAINTS OR NARROW SELF-INTEREST?: THE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OF BLACK MINISTERS AND CHURCHES IN CHICAGO
Fredrick Harris, University of Rochester (RPPR)
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THURS., FRI., SAT., NOVEMBER 14-16
ARNOVA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)is hosting their annual conference on November14-16 in Montreal. Several Hauser Center Principals are participating and giving talks during the two day conference. They include David Brown, Peter Dobkin Hall, Marion Fremont-Smith, Peter Frumkin, Elizabeth Keating and Frances Kunreuther.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH, 6pm
KENNEDY SCHOOL NONPROFIT TALK
The Kennedy School Nonprofit Public Interest Club is holding a panel discussion called 'The Non-Profit Board'. The talk will look at the different challenges involved with nonprofit boards. Hauser Center Executive Director Shawn Bohen is the moderator. Other panelists include two former non-profit executive directors who are now in the Kennedy School Mid-Career Program and the director of the United Way board bank program.
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SEMINAR ON EMERGING ISSUES IN PHILANTHROPY:
WHAT THE RATINGS REVOLUTION MEANS FOR CHARITIES
The Seminar on Emerging Issues in Philanthropy, a joint project of The Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Hauser Center will be holding its eighth seminar on November 22nd in Cambridge. The topic is "What the Ratings Revolution Means for Charities." Invited guests will include scholars, practitioners, journalists, and government officials who will discuss the following topics: (1) Why is there a "Revolution":
an overview; (2) What is being rated, what should be rated and how best to do it?; (3) Some views from the Raters, the Rated and the Government; (4) Pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to grasp.
For more information, please contact:
Marion Fremont-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Fellow Srilatha Batliwala coordinated the Transnational Civil Society track of the Global Governance Conference in Montreal, October 13-16 ,2002, sponsored by Forum International of Montreal. The G02 conference brought together leaders from government, local authorities, civil society, the academy, trade unions, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and international financial institutions to brainstorm strategies for democratizing global governance. The conference enabled debate about the pressing issues regarding the United Nations, Trade, Human Rights, Financial Flows, Global Corporations, Parliaments and Parliamentarians, Local Governments, Non-Dominant Groups, and Transnational Civil Society. Senior members of the Canadian and Quebec governments also participated. Srilathas track featured a mini plenary in which the leaders of the previous days tracks (Human Rights, Trade, Global Corporations, United Nations, Parliamentarians, Financial Flows, Non-Dominant Groups) shared the strategies that emerged in their discussions, and the implications of these for Transnational Civil Society.
The track then offered eight separate workshops on the internal and external challenges for transnational civil society. Hauser Center colleague, Sanjeev Khagram conducted the workshop "Taking Stock: The Impact of Transnational Civil Society on Global Governance". Another Hauser Center colleague, L. David Brown, served as the Chief Rapporteur for the track. Participants were highly appreciative of the design of the Track and workshops, which promoted interaction and debate rather than one-way presentations. Each track was asked to identify one key recommendation for policy change, action strategy, and a critical inter-sectoral alliance. These are the top recommendations that emerged from the Transnational Civil Society Track:
For more information on the G02 conference and reports of all Tracks, please see FIMs website: www.fimcivilsociety.org/g02
Prior to the GO2 Conference in Montreal, Srilatha was in Guadalajara, Mexico attending the AWID (Association for Womens Rights in Development) Ninth International Forum, the largest international summit on gender equality outside of the United Nations system. Srilatha is a member of the Board of AWID, one of the oldest international womens networks that includes researchers and practitioners. The AWID Forum is held every three years and draws consistently high quality participants from around the world, with a reputation for providing a unique space and opportunity for those committed to gender equality to share new thinking and ideas, develop strategies, build skills and sharpen analysis. 1200 activists, advocates, scholars and researchers, from over 100 countries gathered in historic Guadalajara from October 3-6 to consider "Re-inventing Globalization". They debated not only the economic, but political, social, ecological and cultural implications of globalization, particularly for the worlds poorest women. Plenaries brought together some outstanding international women thinkers; in scores of workshops, participants searched for viable and gendered alternatives to the unsustainable, undemocratic and exploitative forms of globalization. AWID promoted the conference theme by launching the campaign: Globalize THIS! which provided participants a useful framework that can be adapted and built into constructive advocacy in their specific contexts. Forum participants also passed a strong resolution against any kind of unilateral action against Iraq.
Apart from her Board-related role in assisting and supporting the conference design and coordination, Srilatha also wrote and presented a paper with two Indian colleagues, Deepa Dhanraj and Geeta Misra, entitled "Future Challenges for the Womens Movement: A South Asian Perspective." This was part of a series of such regional perspective papers commissioned by AWID and the European funder Mama Cash called: "Facing the Future." The South Asian Perspective paper identifies three critical issues for womens movements worldwide: increasing poverty, militarization, and the rise of fundamentalist movements, and suggests some strategies for the future.
A copy of the paper and more information about the conference is available HERE
Srilatha Batliwala has been invited to serve on the Panel of Advisors of the Social Work Education and Practice Cell, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. TISS is India's premier nonprofit and social work school, and my alma mater as well. The Panel will advise the Institute on revisions to their curriculum and practicum. TISS models innovations for the other 150 nonprofit / social work schools in India.
DEREK BOK and SHAWN BOHEN are both involved with Harvard's Internet & Society Conference occurring this Friday and Saturday the 15th and 16th. Bok is speaking. Bohen has been involved on the planning committee for the conference.
XAV BRIGGS and DAVID BROWN were both involved and conducted sessions at the Northern Ireland Senior Civil Servants Executive Education Program in September.
PETER FRUMKIN wrote a chapter for a new publication by Kennedy School Dean Joe Nye and author John D. Donahue. The book is called Service Contracting with Nonprofit and For-Profit Providers: On preserving a mixed Organizational Ecology (Brookings Press 2002) Frumkin also gave a speech on the challenges of nonprofit management to the grantee's of the Clark Foundation in New York City in October.
CHRISTINE LETTS participated at the Programma Desarrollo Social Y Sociedad Civil conference in Buenos Aires in October. Letts spoke on how Non Government Organizations can develop a growth strategy and how corporate responsiblity connects to community engagement.
MARK MOORE is involved with Harvard's Internet & Society Conference taking place this Friday and Saturday.
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