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.
The keynote address,
Thursday, December 6, at 6:00pm, will be delivered by*Deogratias (Deo)Niyizonkiza*, founder and director of Village Health Works and subject of Tracy Kidder's book, *Strength in What Remains*. Deo, whose life was transformed by the caring of strangers, has dedicated his life to caring for the needs of others.
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 event will be located at The New School John Tishman Auditorium, 66
West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
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