On Tuesday, April 17, 2007, the NYU Wagner International Public Service Association will hold its Spring 2007 conference, “Philanthropy in the International Development Agenda: what role can it play to achieve positive sustainable impact?”

The keynote address will be delivered by Gara LaMarche, newly named president and chief executive officer of Atlantic Philanthropies, who has been vice president and director of US Programs for the Open Society Institute.

The conference will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2nd floor, Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 Lafayette Street @ Houston, Manhattan.

The day will provide an opportunity for students, academics and practitioners to explore critical policy questions surrounding international development and trans-national public service. While critics question whether philanthropy should play a role in development and whether it causes more harm than good, we will look at the role of philanthropy in international development as given.

In this light, the question remains how philanthropy can be more effective to produce positive, sustainable impact in development. Keynote speaker Gara LaMarche and our panel of practitioners and experts in the field will address this question as well as the role of philanthropy in international development.

The event is made possible with support from NYU Wagner’s Office of International Programs. Collaborative partners include the Wagner Student Association and Stern’s Emerging Marketing Association and Social Enterprise Association.

To RSVP, please go to www.wagner.nyu.edu/events.

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