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Christopher Stone's appointment as the new Hauser Center faculty director was announced in the February 21, 2008 Harvard Gazette article "Christopher Stone named faculty director of Hauser Center." Link to the article here, and the full press release here. Stone's appointment was also highlighted in the Harvard Crimson article "Stone to Take Helm of Hauser Center," on February 27, 2008. Link to the article here.
Peggy Levitt is quoted in the February 4, 2008 New York Times article "A Tiny Staff, Tracking People Across the Globe," about the Migration Information Service which tracks immigration and migration trends. Link to the article here.
The January 31, 2008 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. Link to the article here.
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 here.
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
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 needed).
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.
Marion 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.
In the 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 article here.
Alnoor Ebrahim was a guest columnist for the August edition of Capacity.Org, with the article "Rethinking capacity building." Link to the article here.
Michael 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.
Peggy 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.
Marshall 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 article here.
In 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 article here.
J. Bryan 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.
In the 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 article here.
Tiziana Dearings 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 article here.
Research on 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.
Peggy 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 article here.
Peggy 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.
The book 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.
In the 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.
Marion 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.
Research by 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 article here.
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.
Marshall 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 article here.
The Harvard 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 article here.
In 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.
Marshall 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.
The article "Organizing for democratic renewal," by Marshall Ganz is featured on the blog TMP Cafe for March 27, 2007. Link to the article here.
Paul Hodge is quoted in the March 25, 2007 Cincinnati Post article "Boomer power" about baby boomers and leadership. Link to the article here.
In the 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.
The article "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.
Tiziana Dearings 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
Dutch 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 article here.
In the November 15, 2006 Harvard Crimson article Does Harvard need an inside man, Peter Dobkin Hall commented on Harvards search for a new president. Link to the article here.
Jack 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.
Marshall Ganzs 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 Governments Virtual Book Tour in November 2006.
Peter 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.
The book 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.
In the 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.
Quotes from Tiziana Dearing are featured in the September 15, 2006 Reuters AlertNet article "9/11 Changes Aid World." Link to full text here.
Tiziana 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.
In the August 13, 2006 Seattle Times article "Longer retirement count on it, plan on it" Paul Hodge discusses the financial implications of longer retirement.
Dutch 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."
Marshall 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.
Paul 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.
In the 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.
Mark 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.
In the 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 here.
The Social 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.
In the May 2006 edition of the Kennedy School Insight Marshall Ganz's research on Civic Participation and Effective Organizing is featured. Link to feature here.
Martha 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.
Jack 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.
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.
In the 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.
Peter 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.
Paul 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.
In the 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.
Dutch 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.
Peter 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.
Dutch Leonard was on WBUR's radio program "Morning Edition" on February 1, 2006, speaking extensively on Boston's evacuation plan.
The new 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.
In the 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.
Derek Bok contributed the Op-Ed piece "Are colleges failing? Higher ed needs new lesson plans," to the December 18, 2005 edition of The Boston Globe.
Peter Dobkin Hall was quoted in the New York Times December 14, 2005 article "Red Cross Head Quits; Board Woes, Not Storm, Are Cited."
Marshall Ganz was profiled in the article "A Second Ganz" in the December 2, 2005 edition of Grist Magazine on his work with the Sierra Club. Link to the full text here.
An article by Peter Dobkin Hall entitled "Red Cross Crisis" was featured in the December 2005 edition of The Nonprofit Quarterly. Link to the full text here.
In the November 18, 2005 edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and reprinted in BusinessWeek Online, Paul Hodge was quoted in the article Nonprofit Groups Brainstorm Aging Issues; Delegates to the upcoming White House Conference on Aging are charged with guiding national policy on issues affecting older people. In the article, Hodge is recognized and quoted as an expert advisor to the conference. Link to the full text here.
Hodge was quoted in the November 6, 2005
edition of the Ashville Citizens Times in the
opinion article Our
society owes women a right to age with dignity;
In November 2005, The Progress of the Worlds Women 2005: Women, Work and Poverty, co-authored by Marty Chen, was featured on the Kennedy School of Governments Virtual Book Tour. The report is a flagship publication of the United Nations Development Fund for Women. The link to the virtual tour here.
In the October
31, 2005 online edition of Newsweek,
studies of misconduct by US nonprofits were highlighted in the
article Where the
Money Goes; The $1.6 trillion nonprofit sector behaves (and
misbehaves) more and more like big business.
Peter Dobkin Hall
was quoted in the October 28, 2005 edition of The Washington Post in the article Red Cross Borrowing Funds for Storm Aid; Loan of $340 Million Comes as
Nonprofit Draws New Scrutiny.
In the article, Dobkin Hall commented on the need of the Red
Cross to open itself up to greater outside scrutiny and address its
Tiziana Dearing, was quoted in the October 13, 2005 edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article, entitled Sharing a World of Experience; Foreign aid groups offer advice in hurricanes aftermath, looked at how Hurricane Katrina triggered an unprecedented domestic response by nonprofit organizations that traditionally work abroad.
October 5, 2005,
Tiziana Dearing, executive director of the
de Souza Briggs, Research
Fellow of the
In the September 28, 2005 edition of The New York Sun, Marion-Fremont Smith is quoted in Watchdog Cites Failures at Charity, about Bill Clinton's charitable foundation which failed to meet at least 6 of 19 accountability standards established by the Better Business Bureau, according to a recent report from a watchdog group. A link to full text is here.
On September 22, 2005 Peter Dobkin Hall participated in a discussion about the Red Cross and its response to Hurricane Katrina during NPR-affiliate KCRW radios (Los Angeles) To The Point show on Katrina: America's Worst Disaster and the American Red Cross. Click here for a link to full audio.
In the September 18, 2005 edition of the Cape Cod Times, Christine Letts is quoted in the story Donations Sparse for Cape Charities, about the possibility of local charities on Cape Cod being left out as people open their wallets for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
In the August 31, 2005 edition of SF Gate, Marshall Ganz was featured in this story about the future of the Sierra Club, The Sierra Club at a Crossroads, in which he reflects on his research on social movements and the effectiveness of the Sierra Club. Link to the full text is here.