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Recent happenings from the TNGO Initiative

Africa, Tech & Women: The New Faces of Development. 11/9, 11AM, Hinds Hall

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Join the School of Information Studies (iSchool) on Friday, November 9, from 11:00am to 12:00pm for the talk "Africa, Tech & Women: The New Faces of Development" given by '92 iSchool alumnus Liz Ngonzi. The talk will be held in Hinds Hall, followed by lunch in the Hinds Social Lounge.


Liz, international expert on technology and development,  is Founder/CEO of Amazing Taste, a values-led consulting firm that connects nonprofits, corporations & philanthropists to jointly achieve their strategic objectives through fundraising events & marketing (new media and traditional) campaigns, along with educational activities. She is Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and also teaches fundraising technology at NYU George H Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.  She received her Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University in 1998 and her Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University iSchool  in 1992. Her talk, which was selected from over 3000 submissions to the 2012 SXSW technology conference in Austin, TX, looks at the multitude of ways African women are applying technology to advance Africa’s development, including use of social media, mobile advertising, internet connectivity and digital advocacy. 


Open to the public, guests welcome

RSVP to Barbara Settel or call 443-5604


Interview with Dr. Steven Livingston on ICT & Transnational Advocacy

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Check out Tosca Bruno's conversation with Dr. Steven Livingston about his work on the impact of information & communications technology on transnational advocacy here. If you enjoyed his discussion on campus several weeks ago, you can learn even more with this in-depth interview.

Powerpoint for ''New Organizational Forms in Transnational Collective Action and Advocacy''

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If you missed Dr. Steven Livingston's talk "New Organizational Forms in Transnational Collective Action and Advocacy" last Thursday, you can now access his presentation slides & notes here.

Oxfam Practitioner Speaking 10/19, 8:30am, Eggers 341

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Tosca Bruno's Governance & Global Civil Society course is hosting Steve Price Thomas, G20/BRICSAM Strategy Manager & G20 Summit Team Lead at Oxfam International, via Skype on Friday, October 19 from 8:30am-9:30am, Eggers 341. Because Steve is such a major TNGO player, Dr. Bruno is opening the talk up to ALL Maxwell students. Steve will be discussing the what and how of effective global advocacy during his talk.  Hope to see you there!

Video Interviews with Subarna Mathes

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Subarna Mathes was a recent guest speaker at the TNGO Initiative whose work focuses on transnational advocacy monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems of global organizations.  You can check out an interview with her on those subjects here, and a discussion of career tips for new practitioners in similar fields  here. 

Talk on the Role of ICT in Transnational Advocacy: 1230pm, Eggers 341, 10/18.

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Dr. Steven Livingston, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs at George Washington University, will be joining the TNGO Initiative on Thursday 10/18 to discuss the impact of information & communications technology on non-state collective action. 1230pm-2pm in Eggers 341 with lunch provided: Click here for more details. 



Handbook of International Relations, 2nd edition published

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The now available second edition of the Handbook of International Relations features an entry on 'International Human Rights' written by Hans Peter Schmitz and Kathryn Sikkink.
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