Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers
Organization: Center for Public Scholarship
Venue: New School University
|Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2012 / 6:00 pm - (EST)||End Date/Time: Dec 08, 2012 / 5:00 pm - (EST)|
Join us for a three-day, public conference where scholars, policy makers, and philanthropists will examine the religious and philosophical grounds for giving, the psychology and evolution of altruism, the relationship between democracy and philanthropy, as well as the effectiveness of various philanthropic platforms, how social media and philanthrocapitalism are changing the field, and the future of global philanthropy.
Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza, founder and director of Village Health Works in Burundi, will give the keynote address and talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Tracy Kidder, who wrote about Deo’s remarkable life in his book, Strength in What Remains, on Thursday, December 6, at 6:00pm.
The conference continues on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, when speakers will include J. Bryan Hehir, Amy Singer, Diana Eck, Peter Singer, Michael McCullough, James R. Doty, Felix Warneken, Rob Reich, Lew Daly, Jon Bakija, Helmut Anheier, Matthew Bishop, Tina Rosenberg, Michael Cohen, Nicolas de Torrente, and Joanne Barkan. The complete conference program and speakers' bios are available on the conference website.