We are pleased to announce our preliminary schedule for Fall 2015 and our first speaker who will present on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
First, we have some newcomers who were automatically added to this mailing list by virtue of their being on some other list-serve. The Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies (WIMPS) is a venue for presenting academic research prior to publication.
Speakers, who are graduate students, faculty here, and scholars from elsewhere present their working papers in some detail, and we usually have a lively discussion of suggestions for the speaker, implications for our new field, and education about the research process in action. Doctoral students are *strongly* encouraged to attend regularly after they have completed their first year in the program.
You will learn about hot research topics, the things that aren’t in books about how research is done, and the variety of approaches to research in philanthropic studies. Faculty in Philanthropic Studies are also *strongly* encouraged to attend, for all those reasons and additionally to learn about the approach other disciplines take and build the sense of scholarly community in Philanthropic Studies.
At this early time in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s history, budgetary considerations have forced us to rely on virtual telepresence via the internet for presentations by external speakers. However, thanks to the generosity of Frank Swanzy Essien Jr., we will be able to bring two such speakers to the IUPUI campus this semester, providing opportunities for individual meetings with these speakers.