Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
NGO Initiative presents
The Future of Transnational NGOs: A virtual roundtable with
the authors of Between Power and Irrelevance
Join the authors for a virtual discussion of their book,
Between Power and Irrelevance. The book explores why a gap between
transnational NGOs' rhetoric and reality exists and what they can do to close
it. It argues that TNGOs need to change the fundamental conditions--the
"architecture"--under which they operate by bringing their own forms
and norms into better alignment with their ambitions and strategies. Drawing
upon a variety of perspectives, including hundreds of interviews with TNGO
leaders, firsthand involvement in major organizational change processes in
leading TNGOs, and numerous workshops, training institutes, consultancies, and
research projects, the book examines how to adapt TNGOs for the future.
George E. Mitchell
City University of New York
George E. Mitchell is an associate professor at the Marxe
School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University
of New York and a co-founder of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His work
examines topics in NGO management, leadership, and strategy.
Hans Peter Schmitz
University of San
Hans Peter Schmitz is Associate Professor of Leadership
Studies at the University of San Diego. He is the co-founder of the
Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Affairs/Syracuse University. His research interests include human rights,
digital activism, philanthropy, and global health issues.
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has worked on international
development and civil society issues for 30 years in development practice,
academia, and as an independent consultant. Before launching her consulting
practice, Five Oaks Consulting, she was the director of the Transnational NGO
Initiative at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
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