“Trends in International Civil Society – What are the issues?”
The presentation examines the key trends in international or global civil society since the end of the Cold War, and with an emphasis on the past 15 years since 9/11. Presenting a comparison of different facets of global civil society over time, including changes in the Global Civil Society Index, the talk explores the reasons that first contributed to significant growth and expansion and then to a slow-down, even contraction of transnational space.
Shifts away from democracy and less welcoming political climates at the regional level contribute to current developments. At the same time, while the growth of traditional INGOs is stagnating, web-based activism continues to grow. Is the future of global civil society increasingly online?
Following Dr. Anheier's lecture, an assembled group of thought leaders, expert practitioners, and scholars will serve as discussants to offer further insight.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
University Library, Lilly Auditorium in lower level
755 W. Michigan Street
5:00-5:30 p.m. Reception with light hors d’ oeuvres
5:30-6:00 p.m. Anheier lecture
6:00-6:30 p.m. Discussants (panel)
Helmut K. Anheier, Shariq Siddiqui, Greg Witkowski
FREE parking! Please bring your garage ticket to receive a parking voucher.
Visitor parking available at the Gateway Parking Garage (525 N. Blackford St.) and Sports Complex Parking Garage (875 W. New York St.). NOTE: New York St. on the IUPUI campus is now a two-way street (going east AND west).
More about Helmut K. Anheier, Ph.D.
Helmut K. Anheier is President and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. He also holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1986, was a senior researcher at John Hopkins School of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE and the Center for Civil Society at UCLA. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations.
He is author of over 400 publications, and won various international prizes and recognitions for his scholarship. Amongst his recent book publications are Nonprofit Organizations - Theory, Management, Policy (London: Routledge, 2014), A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations with David Hammack (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2013) and The Global Studies Encyclopedia with Mark Juergensmeyer (5 vols, Sage, 2012). He is the principal academic lead of the Hertie School´s annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press, 2013- ), and currently working on projects relating to indicator research, social innovation, and success and failure in philanthropy.