New Works in the Field / Philanthropy and Historical Research

Next Week’s ISTR Conference in Stockholm (June 28-July 1)

The 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is taking place next week (June 28-July 1) at Ersta Skondal University College in Stockholm, Sweden. The theme is “The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion.” Below, I am including events that would be of particular interest to HistPhil readers. Of course, please let me know if I’ve missed any panels or other events, and I’ll update the list.

We look forward to seeing you there!

-Maribel Morey, HistPhil co-editor.

ISTR’s 12th International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden 

Ersta Skondal University College 

(June 28-July 1, 2016)


Tuesday, June 28: 12-1:30pm, Campus Ersta, Aulan.

Trends on Research on Philanthropy: 

“’55+and sexy?—Ten Years of Research on Dutch Private Development Initiatives,” Lau Schulpen, CIDIN, Radboud University Nijmegen; Sara Kinsbergen, Centre for International Development.

“Philanthropy in Contemporary Africa: A Review,” Jacob Mwathi Mati, University of the South Pacific.

“Giving in Europe: The Current State of Research on Giving in Europe,” Barry Hoolwerf, European Research Network on Philanthropy; Theo Schuyt, VU University.


Tuesday, June 28: 12-1:30pm, Ersta Skondal Conference Center, Clara Eckerstromstromsalen.

Teaching in Third Sector Studies: 

“The Teaching of Third Sector and Social Change in Baja California, Mexico,” Sheila Delhumeau Rivera, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.

“Storied Perspectives: ‘To What Extent do Students Identity with the Concept of Global Citizenship?,” Priscilla Wamucii, Mount Royal University & University Canada West.

“Meeting Diverse Needs in Teaching Philanthropy,” Beth Breeze, University of Kent; Michael Moody, Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU.


Tuesday, June 28: 2-3:30pm, Campus Ersta, Stora Salen.

The Critique and Defense of Foreign Funding of Nonprofit and Civil Society Organizations: The Debate Accelerates: 

“Globalization without a Safety Net: Protecting Cross-Border Funding of NGOs,” Lloyd Mayer, University of Notre Dame.

“Surviving Accounting Change: Human Rights Organizations in Russia—A Case Study,” Galina Goncharenko, NHH.

“The Accelerating Debate over Foreign Funding in China and India,” Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Wednesday, June 29: 11:30-1pm, Hotel Rival, Theater.

ISTR Conference Plenary Session: 

“Changes in American Civil Society and the Rise of Political Extremism,” Theda Skocpol, Harvard University.


Wednesday, June 29: 2:30-4pm, Ersta Skondal Conference Center, Bringsalen.

Interrelated Initiatives for Gender Equality in Civil Society and Swedish Public Policies: Experiences and Reflections of a Century of Engagement (Roundtable Discussion):

Chair: Malin Gawell, Södertörn University.

Discussants: Rosemary Leonard, University of Western Sydney; Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Ministry for Culture and Democracy; Olga Persson, Unizon; Chatarina Nordström, Swedish Federation of Resources Centres for Women (Winnet); Kristina Ljungros, Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).


Thursday, June 30: 9-10:30am, Campus Ersta, Sal 1.

Advocating for Change: How Can We Succeed?: 

“Expanding beyond Corporatist Settings? Strategies of Czech TSOs for Influencing the Public Policies,” Jiri Navratil, Masaryk University; Teresa Pospisilova, Faculty of Humanities; Charles University in Prague.

“Is the Church of Sweden a ‘Normal’ Civil Society Organization?—Comparing Advocacy Behavior in Sweden,” Stig Linde, School of Social Work, Lund University; Roberto Scaramuzzino, School of Social Work, Lund University.

“Using Administrative Data to Understand Civil Society Organisations in Scotland,” Orian Brook and Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling.

“Feminist Organisations in Transition: Surviving under Conservative Government in South Korea and Australia,” Kyungja Jung, University of Technology, Sydney.


Thursday, June 30: 9-10:30am, Ersta Skondal Conference Center, Cederschioldssalen.

Corporate and Family Foundations: 

“Corporation Foundations in Mexico,” Jacqueline Butcher, Rodrigo Villar Gomez, and Santiago Sordo Ruz, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios sobre Sociedad Civil, A.C.

“Corporate Executives on American Foundations’ Boards of Trustees and Foundation Financial Performance,” Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Georgia State University; Anthony Sanford, University of Washington.

“Evolution of Grant Making over Time in Family Foundations,” Renee Irvin and Eren Kavvas, University of Oregon.


Thursday, June 30: 11-12:30pm, Campus Ersta, Aulan.

The Role of Foundations in Democracies: 

“Repugnant to the Very Idea of Democracy?: On the Role of Foundations,” Rob Reich, Stanford University Department of Political Science.

“Plutocratic Philanthropy,” Emma Saunders-Hastings, University of Chicago.

“Civil War in Civil Society: Philanthropy and Foundations in the Shadow of Democratic Social Movements in Sweden,” Lars Trägårdh, Ersta Skondal University College.

“Learning from the Early History of Modern Philanthropy: Democratic Principles and Foundations’ Advocacy of Minority Group Equality,” Maribel Morey, Clemson University.


Thursday, June 30: 1:30-3pm, Campus Ersta, Living Room.

Civil Society Response to Current Human Rights Crises (Rountable Discussion):

Chair: Patricia Rosenfield, Rockefeller Archive Center.

Discussants: Wendy Wong, Munk School of Global Affairs; Rachel Wimpee, Rockefeller Archive Center; Tade Akin Aina, African Governance and Social Research; Stephen Hopgood, University of London; Bart De Sutter, University of Ghent.


Thursday, June 30: 1:30-3pm, Ersta Skondal Conference Center, Holmqvistrummet.

Charities Regulation:  

“Charity Regulation: Drivers for Differences and Similarities in Accountability and Transparency,” Carolyn Cordery, Victoria University of Wellington; Masayuki Deguchi, National Museum of Ethnology & Graduate University for Advanced Studies.

“Dealing with Excessive Regulation: Compliance and Legitimacy Seeking by Russian Health NPOs,” SErgej Ljubownikow, The University of Sheffield; Jo Crotty, Aberystwyth University.

“Accountability and Transparency of Charities in New Zealand and Australia: Two Charities Commissions,” Fiona Martin, University of New South Wales, Australia; Susan Barker, Sue Barker Charities Law.

“A Sectorial Labyrinth: Legal and Accounting Frameworks of the Third Sector Organizations in Japan for 120 Years,” Masayuki Deguchi, National Museum of Ethnology & Graduate University for Advanced Studies.


Thursday, June 30: 3:30-5pm, Campus Ersta, Sal 4.

The Relationship between Civil Society and Democracy: 

“Building Soviet Democracy: U.S. Philanthropic Foundations and the Gorbachev Reforms, 1986-1991,” Kate Geoghegan, Dartmouth College.

“Giving and Time,” Theodore Lechterman, Princeton University.

“Philanthropy and Improvement: Voluntary Societies and Civil Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland,” Karen Sonnelitter, Siena College.


Thursday, June 30: 3:30-5pm, Ersta Skondal Conference Center, Clara Eckerstromstromsalen.

Civil Society and Its Emergence: 

“The Developmetn of Civil Society in Malaysia: A Historical Review,” Janice L. H. Nga; Grace Li-Min Liao, China University of Technology; Shih-Jung Hsu; Victor King, The University of Leeds; Michael Parnwell.

“The Evaluation and Monitoring of Transparency in Socially Oriented Nonprofit Organizations in Russia,” Tamara G. Nezhina, National Research University—Higher School of Economics.

“Value for Money, or Money for Values? The Added Value of International NGOs,” Willem Elbers, African Studies Centre; Jelmer Kamstra, CIDIN; Inge Groenewegen, Christian Aid.


Friday, July 1: 9-10:30 am, Campus Ersta, Stora Salen.

New Forms of Philanthropy in the United States: 

“Hybridity and Philanthropy: Implications for Policy and Practice,” Steven Rathgeb Smith, American Political Science Association.

“Is This a New Golden Age of Philanthropy?” James Ferris, University of Southern California.

“What’s New in the New Forms of (American) Philanthropy?—A View from History,” David C. Hammack, Case Western Reserve University.


Friday, July 1: 6-7:30pm, Norra Latin, Conference Centre.

ISTR Conference Plenary Session: 

“Can We Save the World through Generosity?” Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University.




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