Best Drupal HostingBest Joomla HostingBest Wordpress Hosting
WORLD POLICY ON AIR

World Policy Journal is proud to share our weekly podcast, World Policy On Air, featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern with timely insights from global affairs analyst Michael Moran of Transformative.io, risk and geostrategy consultants. Click here to subscribe on iTunes!

THE LATEST

UPCOMING EVENTS

No upcoming events at this time.

AddToAny
Share/Save

Political Salon: David Callahan on The Global Humanitarianism of the New Rich

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:30pm
Fortunes of Change - David Callahan

World Policy Institute and Idealist present:

The Global Humanitarianism of the New Rich

A Political Salon with Demos' David Callahan
Moderated by Ami Dar, Idealist

November 16, 2010
This event is by invitation only.

A new group of American billionaires and millionaires are engaged in global philanthropy on a scale never seen before. They are mounting vast initiatives to combat problems such as malaria, AIDS, and global poverty. For some, helping the poorest people in the world has become an all-consuming passion. But these efforts have also incited great controversy.

In his new book, Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, David Callahan explores the motives and tactics of the new humanitarian donors. Are these "band-aid" providers who aren't tackling the real structural inequities of the global economy? Or are these donors having an impact on the deeper inequities of the world?

About the Speakers

David Callahan is a co-founder of the think tank Demos, where he is now a senior fellow and director of international programming. He is author of The Cheating Culture, among other books, and his articles have appeared in such places as USA Today, The New York Times, The Nation, and Washington Monthly.

Moderator

Ami Dar is the founder and director of Idealist.org. Idealist is the most popular nonprofit resource on the Web, helping 70,000 people every day connect with 100,000 NGOs around the world.

Sponsors

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

The Political Salon - organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media - regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion.

Share/Save
FALL FUNDRAISER

 

Around WPI

Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror,” examines the history of Islamic movements in Africa's Sahel region to contextualize current conflicts.

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

Intern at World Policy


Want to join our team? Looking for an experience at one of the most highly sought-after internships for ambitious students? Application details here.

 

Al Gore presides over Arctic Roundtable 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 

SPONSORED

When the Senate Worked for Us:
New book offers untold stories of how activist staffers countered corporate lobbies in the U.S.


MA in International Policy and Development
Middlebury Institute (Monterey, CA): Put theory into practice through client-based coursework. Apply by Nov. 30.


Millennium Project’s State of the Future 19.0: Collective Intelligence on the Future of the World

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

To learn about the latest in media, programming, and fellowship, subscribe to the World Policy Weekly Newsletter and read through our archives.

World Policy on Facebook

FOLLOW US