October 16, 2007
by Bradley Center
Transcript Now Available - Click Here! (PDF format, 30 pages, 273 KB)
A complete, edited transcript is now available of the October 16 panel discussion co-hosted by Hudson Institute's Center for Employment Policy, Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, and Center for Global Prosperity, entitled
How Entrepreneurs Help Philanthropists, and How Philanthropy Inspires Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
The Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St., N.W., Ste. 600, Washington, DC 20005
PROGRAM AND PANEL
Welcome by Hudson Institute’s WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
CAROL ADELMAN, Hudson Institute
ZOLTAN ACS, George Mason University
Philanthropy has been part of the implicit American social contract that continuously nurtures and revitalizes economic prosperity. American philanthropists—particularly those who have made their own fortunes—create foundations that, in turn, contribute to greater and more widespread economic prosperity. Analyzing philanthropy sheds light on our current understanding of how economic development has occurred, as well as the roots of American economic dominance. On Tuesday, October 16, ZOLTAN ACS, of George Mason University, discussed his thought-provoking paper, “The Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy Nexus.” As Acs claims, what differentiates American capitalism from all other forms of industrial capitalism is a focus on both the creation of wealth (entrepreneurship) and the distribution of wealth through philanthropy. CAROL ADELMAN, of Hudson Institute, introduced the topic and commented on Acs’ paper and presentation.
For Further Information
To request further information on this event or the co-sponsoring policy centers, please contact Hudson Institute at (202) 974-2400 or e-mail Kristen at Kmcintyre@hudson.org or Andrew Brown at Abrown@hudson.org.
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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