International Policy Network cordially invites you to a luncheon meeting
Global Philanthropy: Bigger and Better than Ever
Director, Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute, USA
DATE: Friday, 6 June 2008
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00, light lunch provided
LOCATION: IPN’s offices, 3rd Floor Bedford Chambers, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 8HA
RSVP (acceptances only):
Denise Teixeira, 020 7836 0750
There has been a vibrant public debate in the UK and European Union about whether or not governments should increase foreign aid in the name of “solving poverty”. For the past several years, Dr. Carol Adelman has investigated the incredible scale of global private remittances and philanthropy by organisations and individuals. Her findings challenge many of the fundamental premises used by advocates of government foreign aid.
Dr. Adelman will present the findings of the third edition of the annual Index of Global Philanthropy, the first comprehensive guide to the magnitude and sources of global philanthropy. The Index challenges the outdated and incomplete measure used by the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), which compares the generosity of developed countries purely on the basis of government foreign aid.
For the new Index, Dr. Adelman worked with the Charities Aid Foundation in the UK to develop improved private philanthropy numbers. She will discuss these findings, along with new estimates by the World Bank on remittances that British individuals and organizations sends to poor countries.
IPN is delighted to host Dr. Adelman – please join us for a thought-provoking event and discussion.
About the speaker
Dr. Carol Adelman is the director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, and publishes the annual Index of Global Philanthropy, the first comprehensive guide to private philanthropy and remittance flows abroad. She is president of Movers & Shakespeares, a leadership and management training company that instructs corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and business schools.
Dr. Adelman served as a career foreign service officer with USAID in the 1970s, where she lived in Africa and later designed and evaluated aid programs in Latin America and Asia. As a presidential appointee, she was an Assistant Administrator under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush, in charge of foreign aid to Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe when the Wall fell. Dr. Adelman was appointed by the White House to the H.E.L.P Commission, a bipartisan, congressionally mandated commission to reform foreign aid, where she served as its vice chair. She is currently vice chair of an advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which runs the U.S. government foreign aid program.
She has written on foreign aid and philanthropy in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Wall Street Journal and various technical journals, as well as publishing a book, The New International Regulatory Order: New Rules in a Changing World Order. She is past president and board member of Capital Partners for Education, a local charity that provides scholarships and mentors to low-income children in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Adelman is a vice chairman of the Atlantic Council and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a doctorate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from the University of Colorado, including a year’s study at the University of Bonn, Germany.
For more information please visit Hudson's Center for Global Prosperity