Global Civil Society Lecture Series

Hosted by RGK Center Professor Joshua Busby, the Global Civil Society Speaker Series launched in spring 2007 to showcase individuals with practical experience and timely research in the world of international NGOs, philanthropy and advocacy.

Upcoming Lectures

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Previous Lectures

October 19, 2015

Join Dr. Josh Busby and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service for lunch and conversation with Christopher Hedrick, CEO of Kepler. Light lunch will be provided.

March 10, 2015

A conversation with World Wildlife Fund Senior Policy Advisor David Reed.

January 29, 2015

Alexandra I. Toma is the Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, an umbrella organization coordinating philanthropic initiatives on peace and security. Culling from experiences gained through a decade in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector in Washington, D.C., Alex will discuss the role that domestic and international NGOs play in preventing nuclear terrorism. She will share her expertise on foreign policymaking in D.C. and her top tips for beginning a career and maximizing success in philanthropy and the nonprofit world.

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft

 

March 9, 2012

Join us as Patrick Meier discusses crowdsourcing, increasingly digital populations and why, in disaster situations, the access to information is equally important as access to food and water.

February 7, 2012

Join us as part of our Global Civil Society Speaker Series as Paul Rice discusses his experience in promoting Fair Trade throughout the Americas and Asia.

March 1, 2011

The RGK Center welcomes Susan Comfort, VP of Philanthropy at KaBOOM! as part of our Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Susan will discuss her experience building support for organizations such as Environmental Working Group, 1% for the Planet, and also how entrepreneurial decision-making has influenced her career trajectory.

October 6, 2009

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed Raj Kumar, President of Devex, as part of our Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Raj spoke to UT Austin students at two events on the topic of "Getting a Job in International Development."

April 22, 2009

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed David Lane, President and CEO of ONE, to the University of Texas as part of the Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Mr. Lane discussed development advocacy in the age of Obama during two events on April 22-23, 2009.

November 24, 2008

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in partnership with the Global Leadership Center welcomed social entrepreneur Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva.org, to the UT campus on Monday, November 24, 2008. Matt shared the story of Kiva.org and how his team was able to transform $25 loans into $50 million in funding for entrepreneurs in the developing world.

February 13, 2008

Presented by Sonal Shah, member of Google.org's Global Development Team

November 15, 2007

Presented by Garry Jenkins, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

April 10, 2007

Presented by David Gartner, Policy Director, Global AIDS Alliance

March 8, 2007

Special Guest: Lisa Jordan, Deputy Director, Ford Foundation


February 13, 2008

Google.org, Philanthropy and Global Civil Society

Sonal Shah, member of Google.org's Global Development Team


November 15, 2007

International Philanthropy and the War on Terror

Garry Jenkins, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


April 10, 2007

The AIDS Crisis: International Advocacy for Global Public Health

David Gartner, Policy Director, Global AIDS Alliance (view video)


March 8, 2007

Accountability and the NGO Sector

Special Guest: Lisa Jordan, Deputy Director, Ford Foundation (view video)