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Georgetown Hosts Forum on Global Philanthropy

February 27, 2012

  • Stanley N. Katz, Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Kavita N. Ramdas, 2012 Waldemar A. Nielsen Fellow, Former President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
  • Lisa Mensah, Executive Director, Initiative on Financial Security, The Aspen Institute
  • Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

Georgetown’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, part of Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute, hosts the Waldemar A. Nielsen Issue Forum in Philanthropy each year in order create a public dialogue on philanthropy’s impact in an ever-changing world.

This year’s issue forum, Public Problems, Private Money: Can Global Philanthropy Make the Right Kind of Difference in Today’s World?, brings together recognized leaders in global philanthropy, development and human rights to discuss the opportunities and obstacles that philanthropy brings to public policy. When does private capital make a difference? Does philanthropy support, change or undercut the public sector’s responsibilities? Do private funds reinforce democracy or obstruct democratic decision-making?

These experts will consider the complicated and changing relationships between public problems and private money. Kavita Ramdas, who has had a prominent role in the debate over these issues, will be the keynote speaker.

More info:

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th – 10:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Lohrfink Auditorium (Hariri Building)
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
SPONSORS: The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership (Georgetown Public Policy Institute) and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service)
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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