On the Topic of Philanthropy
& Civic Participation


In an Age of Populism and Government Failure, Elite “Policy Plutocrats” Are Playing an Increasing Role in Remaking Society” LSE US Centre Blog, April 1, 2017. 

“Picking Up the Pieces: What Bush Needs to Do Now – Restore Faith in Civic Action” (with Robert D. Putnam), Newsday, December 17, 2000. 

It’s About Time: Who has time to enjoy family life, connect with the community or be an active citizen? In this work-driven society, it’s everyone for themselves” (with Robert D. Putnam), San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2000.

In The News

In a New Golden Age of Philanthropy Scholarship Dawning? Don’t Count on It,” Inside Philanthropy, July 29, 2016. (Kudos for our Symposium.)

“The Tricky Thing About Studying the Politics of Philanthropy,” MonkeyCage blog, The Washington Post, July 26, 2016. (On the PS: Political Science and Politics Symposium that I edited.)

League of Women Voters Lauded for Student Outreach,” InsideNOVA/Sun Gazette (Arlington), June 24, 2016.

Arlington to Host Naturalization Ceremonies for Thousands of New U.S. Citizens,” ArlNow, August 17, 2012.

Public Talks & Briefings

“Empowerment in Practice: Influencing Public Policy.” US Department of State/Mongolia, Washington, January 5, 2012.

“Altruism & Ambivalence: How America Celebrates, Channels, and Constrains Its Benevolent Spirit.” Invited plenary address before the Conference on Contemporary European Perspectives on Volunteering, Ersta Skondal University College, Stockholm, 10 September 2008