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    First Family at Thanksgiving Service Event

    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Sasha and Malia, and Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marion Robinson, participated in a service event at a food bank to mark…

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    Global Poverty

    Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of Acumen, talked about the work of her company and how entrepreneurial approaches could help to address global poverty. She…

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    Book Discussion on Billionaires

    Darrell West talked about his book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, in which he looks at the influence of the wealthy on politics, philanthropy, and society. The program…

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    Philanthropy and Defense Investment

    Panelists talked about the use of philanthropy for defense funding. They discussed areas in which philanthropic investment was most needed, and a potential framework for philanthropic…

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    Poverty and Working Families

    Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private philanthropic programs in reducing poverty. They talked about the different forms of…

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    Micro Philanthropy

    Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker. br/ “The New Philanthropy” was…

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    Philanthropy and Higher Education

    Social historian Earl Lewis gave the annual Harry Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University. He talked about philanthropy, the humanities, and higher education

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    Panel Discussion on Charity

    Panelists talked about charity. Panelists included Ken Stern, author of With Charity For All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give and Michael Weinstein, co-author of The…

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    Bill Gates on Global Poverty and Development

    Bill Gates talked about global poverty and development. He discussed his foundation, the future of philanthropy, and his prediction that there would be fewer than ten poor countries by…

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    Warren Buffett on Philanthropy and the Economy

    Warren Buffett talked about philanthropy and the economy. He was interviewed by Bank of America chief executive officer Brian Moynihan and also answered questions from audience…

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    Clinton Foundation Global Initiative Meeting

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made her first speech in her new role as a principal of the Clinton Foundation at the opening plenary session of a Clinton Global Initiative…

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    Philanthropy and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about the role of philanthropy in shaping U.S. foreign policy. Topics included the Cold War, and U.S. response to India’s AIDS epidemic. They responded to…

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    Book Discussion on Do More Than Give

    The three authors talked about their look at the impact that foundations, trustees, and wealthy donors who act as “catalytic philanthropists” have on social and environmental…

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    Philanthropy and National Security

    Ruth Adams and Daniel McMichael talked about the role of philanthropy in national security. After presenting their arguments the panelists answered questions from members of the…

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