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Alnoor Ebrahim will speak on the challenges of designing the governance structures of international NGOs engaged in policy advocacy. He will discuss cases of ten global organizations that have restructured the relationships between their international headquarters and their national units or members over the past decade. In doing so, they have innovated with the core problem of how to increase central authority while maintaining local legitimacy. This work is part of a research project jointly conducted with colleagues L. David Brown and Srilatha Batliwala. http://hausercenter.harvard.edu/?p=1893 Alnoor Ebrahim is an Associate Professor in the General Management Unit, and in the Social Enterprise Initiative, at the Harvard Business School. His research and teaching focus on the challenges of performance management, accountability, and governance facing social sector organizations. He is also a principal of Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.