Opportunities

Previously Offered Courses

Spring Quarter 2015

PACS SEMINAR | EDUC 374/POLISCI 334/LAW 781

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1-3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, and Paul Brest)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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PS236S/EthicSoc232T–“Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector”

M, W 11-12:30 Thornton Center 211

The theory and structure of civil society, with special attention to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. A special feature of...

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PS237/Ethic Soc237–“Civil Society and Democracy in Comparative Perspective”

T, Th 3:15-4:45     Building 320, Room 107

An exploration of the theory and practice of civil societies in a comparative context. Civil societies are growing dramatically in...

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EthicSoc 234R / PublPol 134 / PublPol 234 / Law 724 Ethics on the Edge

Instructors: Liautaud, S.     Schedule: M 4:15 – 6:05pm at 160-124

Synopsis: The objective of the course is to explore the increasing ethical challenges in a world in which technology, global risks,...

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NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE (STANFORD CONTINUING STUDIES COURSE)

Taught by Alexa Cortes Culwell and Jenny Shilling Stein

Taught by Alexa Cortes Culwell and Jenny Shilling Stein, both visiting practitioners at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society,...

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Winter Quarter 2014

EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, Paul Brest, & Johanna Mair)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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Give Big or Go Home

Weekend Workshop, February 1 & 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Studio 1 (d. school); 0 Credits

When individuals or organizations attempt to solve social problems by giving money, they often overlook the people at the center...

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Fall Quarter 2014

PACS SEMINAR EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1-3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, and Paul Brest)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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Strategic Philanthropy GSBGEN 381

09/22/2014 – 12/05/2014 Fri 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen)

Appropriate for any student driven to effect positive social change from either the for-profit or nonprofit sector, Strategic Philanthropy will...

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STATE OF THE UNION POLISCI 57E/HISTORY 57E

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, CEMEX Auditorium (Rob Reich, David Kennedy, Jim Steyer)

We live in an age of rising inequality, dazzling technological innovations, economic volatility, geopolitical uncertainty, and the accumulating impact of...

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Spring Quarter 2014

EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, Paul Brest, & Johanna Mair)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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PoliSci 236, 236S; Ethicsoc 232T: Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector

Seminar 5 units; Spring; enrollment limited to 25 (Bruce Sievers)

Do you want to participate in awarding $100,000 to deserving nonprofit groups? This course combines the theory and practice of...

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Give Big Or Go Home

Mon/Wed 3:15-5:05 pm; Studio 1, d. school; ME 293; 3-4 Units; Credit/No-Credit

When individuals or organizations attempt to solve social problems by giving money, they often overlook the people at the center...

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Giving Tuesdays for #GivingTuesday: Using Design Thinking to Catalyze Activism and Philanthropy

Class meets Tuesday evenings in April 2014; Application deadline: March 31; Admission decisions go out by: April 4

Apply design thinking to the domains of activism and philanthropy. Learn about core design principles and explore how these principles...

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ETHICSOC 234R: ETHICS ON THE EDGE: BUSINESS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENT, AND INDIVIDUALS (PUBLPOL 134, PUBLPOL 234)

Susan Liautuad, instructor

The objective of the course is to explore the current international emphasis on organizational ethics. Students will consider in-depth complex...

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CSRE 178: Ethics and Politics of Public Service (ETHICSOC 133, HUMBIO 178, PHIL 175A, PHIL 275A, POLISCI 133, PUBLPOL 103D, URBANST 122)

Instructors: Rob Reich

Ethical and political questions in public service work, including volunteering, service learning, humanitarian assistance, and public service professions such as...

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Winter Quarter 2013

EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, & Paul Brest)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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GSBGEN 512: Funding Social Impact: Methods and Measurement

2 Units, Winter (Paul Brest)

Traditional philanthropy consists of outright grants to organizations to achieve the grantors’ social and environmental objectives. However, the past decade...

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Spring Quarter 2013

EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, Johanna Mair & Paul Brest)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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PoliSci 236, 236S; Ethicsoc 232T: Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector

WIM eligible; seminar 5 units; Spring; Monday and Wednesday 11:00am-12:30pm; enrollment limited to 25 (Bruce Sievers)

Do you want to participate in awarding $100,000 to deserving nonprofit groups? This course combines the theory and practice of...

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ETHICSOC 183M: Family, Friends, and Groups: The Ethics of Association

Undergraduate and Graduate, 4 Units, Spring 2013, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15 PM-6:05 PM (Chiara Cordelli)

The practice of associating with others is a fundamental part of human existence. We cultivate friendships, we grow up in...

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International Problem-Solving Through NGOs: Policy, Players, Strategies, and Ethics

Undergraduate and Graduate, 2 Units, Spring 2013, Mondays 4:15-6:05pm (Susan Liautaud) 

The course focuses on advanced international problem-solving through the lens of international NGOs but integrating other relevant players addressing global...

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PUBLPOL 144: Amplifying Your Impact: Philanthropy by Design

Undergraduate, 4 Units, Spring 2013, Tuesdays 2:15-4:05pm (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen)

Seminar and practicum. Students drive an actual $10,000 philanthropic process and design their own social change strategy. Topics: strategic planning,...

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PUBPOL 155: Disruption for Good – Technology, Innovation and Philanthropy

Undergraduate, 2 Units, Spring 2013, Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen)

A new breed of technologies and nonprofits are driving unprecedented innovation in how we create, deliver and measure social change....

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INTNLREL 142: Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice

Undergraduate, 5 Units, Spring 2013, Mondays 2:15-5:05pm (Kathleen Kelly Janus)

This seminar is part of a broader program on Social Entrepreneurship at CDDRL. It will use practice to better inform...

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Winter Quarter 2012

EDUC 377/GSB 346. Comparing Institutional Forms: Public, Private, and Nonprofit Forms of Organizing

4 Units, Winter (Woody Powell)

For students interested in the nonprofit sector, those in the joint Business and Education program, and for Public Policy MA...

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POLISCI 137R. Justice at Home and Abroad: Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Undergraduate, 5 Units, Winter 2013 (Rob Reich)

Justice, the philosopher John Rawls believed, is the first virtue of social institutions. But justice is difficult to define and...

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Fall Quarter 2012

PUBLPOL 183: Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Undergraduate, 4 Units, Fall 2012, Thursdays 3:15-5:05pm (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen)

Philanthropic innovation, action and social transformation in the 21st century. Topics: individual giving; philanthropic landscape and models; foundation mission and...

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GG381: Strategic Philanthropy

Graduate, 4 Units, Fall 2012, Fridays 10:00-1:00pm (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen)

This is one of the first academic courses to present philanthropy from a strategic field-based perspective. Effectively participating in the...

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Election 2012

Undergraduate/Graduate, 1 Unit, Fall 2012, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Co-taught by Rob Reich (Political Science), Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David Kennedy (History) and Jim Steyer, CEO Commonsense Media (and Stanford lecturer).

Follow the course on iTunes U: http://itunes.apple.com/us/course/election-2012/id565286438 This course will focus on the fall election in November 2012. Class meets...

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EDUC 374/POLISCI 334

Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society, 1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell, Rob Reich, Johanna Mair & Paul Brest)

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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Spring Quarter 2012

POLISCI 236 / ETHICSOC 232T: Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector

5 Units, Spring Quarter M/W 11:00am-12:30pm (Bruce Sievers)

What would YOU do with $100,000? Be involved in real philanthropic decision-making, with actual dollars. Course Description: What is the...

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INTNLREL 142: Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice

5 Units, Spring 2012, Wednesdays, 2:15-5:05pm (Ramdas, Stoner-Weiss)
Co-Instructors:
Kavita Ramdas, Executive Director of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at CDDRL, and former President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women
Kathryn Stoner-­Weiss, Deputy Director, CDDRL and Senior Fellow, FSI. Download the flyer »

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EDUC 374 / POLISCI 334: Research Workshop: Philanthropy and Civil Society

1- 3 Units, Fall-Spring (Woody Powell & Rob Reich)
Workshop Dates: 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/30

This workshop is intended for graduate students doing research on the nature of civil society or philanthropy and advanced undergraduates...

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