Several of the following events are 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, OCTOBER 17, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
BRINGING THE COMMUNITY BACK IN: COMMUNITY POLICING AND SCHOOL GOVERNANCE IN THE CHICAGO EXPERIENCE
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, Kennedy School of Government
Archon Fung, John F. Kennedy School of Government (RPPR)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
AMACHI: CAN IT RESCUE THE CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS?
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building 5th Floor, Kennedy School of Government
W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Private/Public Ventures (RPPR)
TUESDAY, NOV. 5
ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS
Tides of Philanthropy
For more info: Call 781.397.8870 or visit: www.afpnet.org
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, PANEL DISCUSSION 4- 6 p.m. CULTURES OF ORGANIZING: COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF RELIGION AND RACE
Rooms ABC, Taubman Building 5th Floor, Kennedy School of Government
Richard Wood, University of New Mexico (RPPR)
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, November 14/15
CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY
Assessing Foundation Performance
For more info call 617.956.0800 or visit: www.effectivephilanthropy.org
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Nov. 15/16
CONFERENCE ON INTERNET & SOCIETY
Berkman Center, Harvard
For more info go to: www.cyber.law.harvard.edu
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
STRATEGIC ACTION UNDER CONSTRAINTS OR NARROW SELF-INTEREST: THE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OF BLACK MINISTERS AND CHURCHES IN CHICAGO
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, Kennedy School of Government
Fredrick Harris, University of Rochester (RPPR)
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.
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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 email: email@example.com
IRISH LEADERS FOR TOMORROW EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
From September 22 to 27 the Irish Leaders for Tomorrow executive education program brought young leaders from different sectors to the Kennedy School for a variety of educational experiences. Xavier de Souza Briggs and David Brown each taught several classes on building partnerships across organizations and sectors to solve complex social problems.
EXECUTIVE SESSION ON FAITH-BASED AND COMMUNITY APPROACHES TO URBAN REVITALIZATION
Sponsored by the Joint Program on Religion and Public Life, the Hauser Center convened its first meeting of the Executive Session on Faith-Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization (ES) from August 8 to 10. The challenge of building multi-sector coalitions that generate measurable results in revitalizing urban communities is the special focus of this ES; in addition to developing and disseminating ideas to improve faith based and community approaches to urban revitalization. A group of 20 to 25 outstanding mayors, civic and religious leaders from across the country, plus academic specialists in several fields participated in the first meeting and will again meet as a group twice a year, for a period of two years, 2002-04. The next meeting is scheduled for February 2003. Kennedy School faculty Stephen Goldsmith and Mary Jo Bane are principal collaborators working together with Mark Moore, Brent Coffin, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Anne Mathew, Margot Murphy and Julia Berger from the Hauser Center, and Ron Thiemann from the Divinity School.
For information, please contact Anne Mathew at 617-495-7553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERATIONAL CHANGES IN NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
This summer the Building Movement Project completed the first phase of the Generational Changes in Nonprofit Leadership initiative, a pilot study aimed at identifying some of the challenges facing the nonprofit sector as those in the baby boomer generation (born between 1945 and 1965) age, and as the next generation (born between 1965 and 1985) enter the sector eager to make significant contributions to the field.
The initiative was a qualitative study of thirty-seven directors and staff in sixteen nonprofits located in Boston and New York. The findings of the study seem to refute the notion of large generational differences. Older and younger people involved in these organizations have many of the same qualities: commitment, concern, energy, interest, and a strong belief in justice. However, there are differences between those who were born in the Baby Boom generation and those who identify more with Generation X.
Frances Kunreuther, the project director, is revising the draft report of findings based upon feedback she has received from those who participated in the study. A final report will be available on the Hauser Center website in October.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THIRD SECTOR RESEARCH MEETINGS
Srilatha Batliwala and David Brown attended the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Meetings from July 6 to 10 in Cape Town, South Africa. They coordinated the track on "Practice Research Engagement for Social Transformation" at the biannual ISTR conference. They both chaired several sessions, and presented work in others. They also organized and chaired a pre conference workshop on Practice-Research Engagement that turned out to be the most popular of the array of workshops available.
WOMEN IN INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT: GLOBALIZING AND ORGANIZING (WIEGO)
Marty Chen, WIEGO Coordinator, and Joann Vanek and Jacques Charmes, the Co-Directors of WIEGO's Statistics Program, were commissioned by the International Labour Office to prepare a booklet of existing official statistics on the informal economy. This booklet entitled "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture" was published by the ILO and distributed as a background publication for the General Discussion on Decent Work and the Informal Economy at the International Labour Conference in June.
"The statistics and indicators in this report are designed to give audiences a better understanding of the size, components and characteristics of the informal economy. Such information is essential in formulating policies and programmes at national and international levels to promote decent conditions of work as well as contribute to poverty alleviation." -- excerpt from the Preface to the booklet by the International Labour Office.
WIEGO held a Strategic Review Retreat at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Conference Center in July. At the retreat, which marked the fifth anniversary of its founding (also at Bellagio), WIEGO assessed its progress to date; drafted a constitution to formalize its governance structure; and developed a five year plan of action. The report of WIEGO's Third General Meeting held in Ahmedabad, India, in January 2002 will be published this fall. At that meeting, over 140 participants from 40 countries joined more than 1000 staff and members of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in a week-long set of events.
Please refer to the WIEGO website www.wiego.org for more information on publications and activities.
NEW HAUSER CENTER DOCTORAL FELLOWS
The Hauser Center is pleased to announce its new cohort of Doctoral Fellows. The two-year residential fellowships were awarded to the following doctoral/advanced degree candidates who are enrolled in a program at Harvard and are engaged in major research or are writing a dissertation on a nonprofit sector topic.
Akyan Erdemir, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology & Middle Eastern Studies: Anthropological Study of Alevi Nonprofit Organization
Orly Lobel, Law School, Regulating Coexistence in the New Economy: Nonprofit Human Service Providers as Competitive Labor Market Intermediaries
Sarah Robinson, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Private and Public Forces in an Environmental Crisis: An Ethnography of Attempts to Regulate Fish and Fishman in Gloucester, MA
Saubhagya Shah, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Before Revolution, Beyond Resistance: Identity, Agency and Efficacy in Rural Women's Movement in Nepal
Lily Tsai, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Government, Cadres, Community Institutions and Governance in Rural China
The Hauser Center is pleased to announce several new additions to our ranks:
Erin Belitskus--Faculty Assistant
Jennifer Johnson--Project Coordinator
Juan Carlos Hincapie--Program Manager Global Equity Institute
Maryann Leach--Faculty Assistant
Al Kisimba Mujenda--Receptionist/Financial Assistant
Luiza Nanu--Faculty Assistant
Scott Talan--Communications Officer
Irene Bloemraad presented the paper, "Ethnic Leaders and the Immigrant Settlement Industry: The Development of Community Advocates," at the American Sociological Association meetings in Chicago this past August. The paper reports on findings from her on-going project comparing immigrant political incorporation in the United States and Canada.
DAVID BROWN, Associate Director for International Programs, Hauser Center; Lecturer in Public Policy, KSG. Dave is coordinating the Center's project on Accountability and International NGOs, which also involves the Hauser Center's Mark Moore and Sarah Alvord, and Jim Honan of the Graduate School of Education. The project is developing case studies of creating strategy-based accountability systems for INGOs in the US and Japan. It will host a meeting of US. INGOs to discuss their cases in early October.
Dave will present a paper on "Multiparty Social Action and Mutual Accountability" to the Hauser Center Works in Progress Seminar on (date to be decided) and to the national meetings of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action on November 15th.
PETER FRUMKIN, Associate Professor of Public Policy, KSG. Peter recently published: "On Being Nonprofit: A Conceptual and Policy Primer," Peter Frumkin, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002.
MARSHALL GANZ, Lecturer in Public Policy, KSG. Marshall Ganz's PAL 177 'Organizing: People, Power and Change' has inspired spin off versions in other contexts and places. This past summer, a version of the course at the Harvard Summer School attracted the attention of the Harvard University Gazette, and was featured in a full-page article, as well as on the front page of the Harvard Website for the week of August 22, 2002. Liz Steinhauser, a Div School alumni and 1994 Graduate of Marshall's Organizing course will be kicking off a parallel version of the course at Stonehill College in Brockton, MA this fall.
Ganz's class has also been chosen to participate in a new initiative by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to address the growing disengagement of young people from politics. The three year project will investigate what is working and why. At the end of the project Carnegie will publish recommendations of exemplary approaches.
In July, Marshall conducted a workshop on Organizing at the Wexner-Israel Summer Fellowship Institute in Caesaria, Israel.
Ganz and Francesca Polletta hosted a conference Oct. 4th -6th centered around creating a sociology of narrative. Twenty scholars and other participants discussed methodological and theoretical questions concering their sociological research.
Marshall's article on social movements, "Why David Sometimes Wins," will be published in the forthcoming volume entitled Rethinking Social Movements, edited by Jim Jasper and Jeff Goodwin. Blackwell Publishing.
Marshall has also just been invited to serve a 2-year term as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology.
He also has a forthcoming paper, entitled "Duty to the Race: African-American Fraternal Orders in Defense of the Right to Organize", co-authored with Ariane Lizaos
FRANCES KUNREUTHER, Fellow for Practitioner Engagement. Frances Kunreuther, along with Building Movement Into the Nonprofit Sector project steering committee members Lisa Duran and Helen Kim, ran a workshop at the joint Alliance/NCNA conference in San Diego in June. The dialogue focused on how organizational structure and capacity building can help or hinder an organization's efforts to build movements for social change. Social justice groups today need to employ a new form of capacity building that emphasizes cross-organizational work, education about the issues, constituency involvement and leadership, and an organizational structure that reflects the values and principles of the movement they are working to promote.
CHRISTINE LETTS, Associate Director, Hauser Center; Rita E. Hauser, Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership.
Chris was asked to be the inaugural Heloise Waislitz Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. The new fellowship is specifically directed at bringing to Australia, on behalf of the Centre, a leading figure in the study and teaching of philanthropy and social investment. Christine visited Australia from September 23 to Ocotober 1 and lectured to various groups of leaders of nonprofits, foundations and corporations in Melbourne and Sydney.
PEGGY LEVITT, Research Fellow, Hauser Center; Associate Professor Sociology Department Wellesley College. Peggy received Honorable Mention for her book, The Transnational Villagers, from the American Sociological Association's International Migration Section's Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award.
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