Current Events and Philanthropy / From the Editors

Philanthropy Scholarship at Ongoing Policy History Conference (Nashville, TN)

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:

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Private Foundations and Public Policy: How Modern Philanthropy Has Shaped Credit, Labor, and Population Policies (3:15pm-4:45pm)

Chair and CommentatorBrian Balogh, UVA

Participants:

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.”

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Please stay tuned to HistPhil in the coming weeks for further discussion of their ongoing work!

-Maribel Morey, HistPhil co-editor.

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