From today until Saturday, June 4th, the ninth biennial Policy History Conference is taking place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. And just this moment, a wonderful group of scholars has gathered to discuss private foundations and public policy:
Private Foundations and Public Policy: How Modern Philanthropy Has Shaped Credit, Labor, and Population Policies (3:15pm-4:45pm)
Chair and Commentator: Brian Balogh, UVA
Anne Fleming, Georgetown Law Center, “Expertise without Activism: The Russell Sage Foundation and Consumer Lending.”
Elizabeth Harmon, University of Michigan, “A National Menace: The Rockefeller Foundation and Corporate Welfare Policy.”
Emily Klancher Merchant, Dartmouth, “The Technopolitics of Population Control: The Population Council and Population Policy.”
Please stay tuned to HistPhil in the coming weeks for further discussion of their ongoing work!
-Maribel Morey, HistPhil co-editor.