Civil Society in the age of Obama

Story Van Til

Moving Beyond Nonprofit Management

DIT Faculty of Business presents a public lecture by the distinguished sociologist Professor Jon Van Til of Rutgers University, USA

Dublin Institute of Technology
Aungier Street, room 3068
Friday 27 February 2009
2-3 pm

Professor Van Til examines the challenges and choices that face the Obama administration in the area of civil society, that vast but amorphous set of individual and group actions that lie outside the formal boundaries of government, business, and family/kin in contemporary society. Such choices are being shaped by a global transformation in civil society that Obama himself has done much to engender. Van Til considers the implications for business, nonprofit management and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Dr. Geoff Weller will respond.

Jon Van Til is Professor of Urban Studies at Rutgers University, Camden (New Jersey, USA). A Fulbright Senior Specialist and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Ulster since 2004, he is the author of such leading  works as Mapping the Third Sector (1988) and Growing Civil Society (2000), and most recently, Breaching Derry’s Walls (2008).

Van Til served as editor-in-chief of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly from 1977-1989, was twice elected president of the Association for Research in Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and received that association’s Career Award for Distinguished Research and Service in 1994.

For further information contact Dr Aidan O’Driscoll
aidan.odriscoll@dit.ie

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