Please join the Blinken European Institute at Columbia University for a panel on "Philanthropy as Diplomacy: The Private Funding of State Affairs."
March 11, 2013
Room 1501, International Affairs Building
420 W. 118th Street
--Michael Hess, President, M&TCH Consulting and former Assistant Administrator, USAID
--Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations and Founder, Human Rights Watch
--James Allen Smith, Vice President and Director of Research and Education, Rockefeller Archive Center
--Olivier Zunz, Commonwealth Professor of History, University of Virginia
Victoria Phillips, Doctoral candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
Philanthropy has been defined as “private initiatives for public good,” as distinct from government or “public initiatives for public good.” As private initiatives became increasingly institutionalized during the twentieth century with the Rothschild, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations, both “private” and “public” institutions strove to support or change international approaches to governance, healthcare, and human rights. While some historians claim that the partnership between philanthropic organizations and government largely failed in the 1920s, others argue that powerful alliances predate World War I and continue to shape diplomacy at present. This panel will explore “the private funding of affairs of state,” as a dialogue which includes foundations and government, but also extends to individuals, entrepreneurs, corporations, and the military.
This event is open to the public. Please register via Columbia Events listing (http://www.columbia.edu/event/philanthropy-diplomacy-private-funding-state-affairs-63690.html) or with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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