Thursday, December 8, 2011

International Sector: Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy

Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy

Thursday December 15th 8:30am - 10:00am

Location: QED Group, LlC 1250 Eye St NW Suite 1100 Washington D.C. 20005

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Kathleen Newland                                    Yulya Spantchak
Migration Policy Institute                         Hudson Institute

Danial Noorani                               Josh Kram
The Citizens Foundation                The American Jewish joint Distribution Committee

Philanthropy is regarded as one of the most common ways that diasporas support development efforts in their countries of origin. Although diaspora philanthropy is by no means a new phenomenon, its relation to global trends in giving and the increasing role it plays in development are rarely explored. Philanthropic resources—both monetary and in-kind—flow from diaspora communities through multiple channels, representing a shift from traditional philanthropy practiced primarily by wealthy individuals and corporations. Partnerships have emerged to leverage collective donations that are being sent to finance community development projects.

On December 15, join Josh Kram (Washington Director of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), Danial Noorani (CEO of The Citizens Foundation USA), and Yulya Spantchak (a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute) as they discuss new trends in philanthropic giving and how diaspora communities are mobilizing to support development efforts in their countries of origin. The speakers will also provide their perspectives on how public policy can shape diaspora philanthropy. The seminar will be facilitated by Kathleen Newland, Director and Co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute and one of the co-authors of the the book Diasporas, New Partners in Global Development Policy.
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