Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers, a 3-day public conference

- 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The New School's Center for Public Scholarship is pleased to present the 28th Social Research conference, Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 6, 7, and 8, 2012.

Join us for a three-day, public conference where scholars, policy makers, and philanthropists will examine the religious and philosophical grounds for giving, the psychology and evolution of altruism, the relationship between democracy and philanthropy, as well as the effectiveness of various philanthropic platforms, how social media and philanthrocapitalism are changing the field, and the future of global philanthropy.

Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza, founder and director of Village Health Works in Burundi, will give the keynote address and talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Tracy Kidder, who wrote about Deo’s remarkable life in his book, Strength in What Remains, on Thursday, December 6, at 6:00pm.

The conference continues on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, when speakers will include J. Bryan Hehir, Amy Singer, Diana Eck, Peter Singer, Michael McCullough, James R. Doty, Felix Warneken, Rob Reich, Lew Daly, Jon Bakija, Helmut Anheier, Matthew Bishop, Tina Rosenberg, Michael Cohen, Nicolas de Torrente, and Joanne Barkan. 

Visit the event website for up-to-date program information, speaker biographies, and ticketing information: You can also watch the event online, live!


Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

$40 for the full conference
$12 per session
Free for students from any school
Free for New School staff, faculty, and alumni
Preregister online at

Special Needs:

If a person attending your event has a special needs request, i.e. hearing assistance or wheelchair accessibility, they should contact the organizer of the event at:

Phone: 917-534-9330

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