Event Archive

The Most Good You Can Do

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dinkelspiel Auditorium

How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Lecture by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University


Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. 

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Giving Wisely: 1 Day Course

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Stanford University

With so many nonprofit organizations seeking support, how do you make the wisest use of your giving dollars? How do you know which organizations are really making a difference? With so many organizations and causes in need, how do you find projects and groups that will really leverage your money? 

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The Innovation Learning Curve

Monday, October 27, 2014
Paul Brest Hall, Stanford Law School

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Program: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  
Reception hosted by Stanford PACS: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are social sector organizations overrating the value of innovation for social change projects? Johanna Mair and Cristian Seelos will introduce various innovation archetypes to illustrate how organizations effectively balance innovation and scaling.

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Ethics of Data Conference

Monday, September 15, 2014
Arrillaga Alumni Center

A conference considering the ethical challenges of digital data in civil society.

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China-US Strategic Philanthropy

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Stanford Center at Peking University

CUSP Workshop IV

The 4th Annual CUSP Workshop will take place at the Stanford Center on the Beijing campus of Peking University. 

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Strengthening Urban Resilience with Technology

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center

This exclusive leadership event will engage a diverse group—from private companies, technology startups, government agencies, humanitarian organizations, foundations, and academic and research institutions—to explore promising technologies and their potential to strengthen urban resilience in the U.S. and abroad.

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Junior Scholars Forum

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Stanford campus

Junior Scholars Forum
In Civil Society, the Nonprofit Sector, and Philanthropy

The Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum will bring together newer researchers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, working in the general areas of civil society, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to increase the sense of intellectual community and enhance the overall quality of research.

The goal of the PACS Junior Scholars Forum is to highlight exciting work being done by young scholars and to contribute to the development of their scholarship. We welcome submissions by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as junior faculty. For this first year we want to cast a wide net and welcome submissions from a robust variety of disciplines and professional schools.

The Anatomy of Innovation

Monday, April 28, 2014
New York City, 92Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St)

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair are engaged in research that aims to generate actionable insights on how productive innovation can occur in social sector organizations, and why it often does not. The duo will discuss internal and external factors that are known to impact the ability to innovate at the 92Y in New York City.

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Scaling Impact event

Monday, April 21, 2014
Paul Brest Hall, Stanford Law School

Market-based solutions have the potential to provide goods, services and jobs for the global poor at scale. 

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Jeff Raikes: Wealth, Philanthropy, Inequality

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Cubberley Auditorium 485 Lasuen Mall

Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, will be in conversation with Ethics in Society Program Director Rob Reich. Program begins at 7:00pm.

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