Philanthropy and Power
November 16th, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm PT
Join us for a conversation about the many intersections of philanthropy and power in U.S. history and the Present. Maribel Morey, Founder of Miami Institute for the Social Sciences, and author of White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order will join Lucy Bernholz, Director of Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab and author of How We Give Now: Philanthropy by the Rest of Us to consider the dynamics of power, race, capitalism, and democracy in foundation philanthropy and everyday giving. Khalil Anthony Johnson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University whose research focuses on education and philanthropy as entwined systems of colonial power will moderate the discussion and Rob Reich, Faculty co-director of Stanford PACS and author of Just Giving will host. This event is open to the public.
- Lucy Bernholz - Lucy Bernholz is Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) within the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University. She is the author of How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the rest of us. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, and policy on her award winning blog, philanthropy2173.com.
- Maribel Morey - Maribel Morey is founding executive director of the Miami Institute for the Social Sciences, which centers the work of Global Majority scholars in the social sciences and neighboring fields. She is author of White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order (University of North Carolina Press, 2021). Her work has been supported by fellowships and grants, for example, from the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program at Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Maribel received a PhD in History from Princeton University, a JD from NYU Law School, and BA from the University of Notre Dame.
- Khalil Anthony Johnson, Jr. - Khalil Anthony Johnson, Jr., is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University. He is currently at work on a book manuscript, Schooled: An Unsettling History of American Education, for UNC Press that considers how non-governmental and charitable institutions, from missionary associations to industrial philanthropy, found common cause with imperial powers to remake and colonize the world through schooling.
- Rob Reich - Rob Reich is professor of political science and, by courtesy, professor of philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, both at Stanford University.