Project on Philanthropy, Civil Society and Social Change
The Program on Philanthropy, Civil Society and Social Change in Latin America, led by the David Rockefeller Center and the Hauser Center at Harvard University, worked to promote greater understanding of Latin America's philanthropic traditions and of the factors that shape or hinder private philanthropy in the region today. In addition, it worked to promote private philanthropy that contributes to the positive social change and development of vibrant civil societies, support leadership and teaching, as well as develop a strong "learning network" of scholars and practitioners involved in these issues, in the United States, Latin America and beyond. The project has produced an edited volume of the collaborative research published in English in 2005 and available in Spanish in 2006.
In Chile, the book was launched in English April 2006 in a philanthropy conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), with the participation of Ignacio Irarrázabal, one of the volume's authors and a DRCLAS Visiting Scholar.
Participating Harvard faculty: Christine Letts, Lecturer in Public Policy, KSG; David Brown, Lecturer, Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organization, KSG, and Cynthia Sanborn who continues to coordinate the project from a base at the Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
Collaborating Institutions: Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico, Perú; Program on Non- Profit Organizations in Argentina, Universidad de San Andrés, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES); Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico, Perú; Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (CEMEFI); Fundación Social, Colombia; Estudios y Consultorías FOCUS, Chile