November 16, 2011
by Bradley Center
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A Book Discussion with Olivier Zunz on...
Wednesday, November 16 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
A new book by historian Olivier Zunz, Philanthropy in America, takes an engaging look at the development of philanthropy in the United States during the twentieth-century. Ira Katznelson of Columbia University writes:
This beautifully crafted book, by master historian Olivier Zunz, transforms our understanding of American civil society. Zunz compellingly traces the often auspicious, yet sometimes troublesome relationships that bind government to philanthropy, money to responsibility, and charitable decisions to social reform and democratic performance. Anyone interested in U.S. politics and society will want to engage with this riveting narrative.
This book was the focus of a panel discussion on November 16th, featuring author Olivier Zunz; John Tyler of the Kauffman Foundation; Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Michael Edwards; and Bard College Professor Ellen Lagemann. Hudson Institute's William Schambra moderated the discussion.
Chapter 8 of Philanthropy In America - In Search of a Nonprofit Sector
Program and Panel
11:30 a.m.Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schambra
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College
Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos
John Tyler, Kauffman Foundation’s General Counsel
Olivier Zunz, Commonwealth Professor of History at The University of VirginiaWilliam Schambra, Hudson Institute (moderator)
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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