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Derick Brinkerhoff of RTI visits the TNGO Initiative for Lunch and a Career Discussion

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The TNGO Student Group is proud to present:  


Derick Brinkerhoff, Research Triangle International 


Derick Brinkerhoff, EdD, is a Distinguished Fellow at RTI in international public management and has more than 25 years of experience with public management issues in developing and transitioning countries, focusing on policy analysis, program implementation and evaluation, participation, institutional development, democratic governance, and management change. He has received multiple awards and honors for his published research in social science and policy studies and for his contributions to the theory and practice of international development and comparative public administration. Dr. Brinkerhoff is North American editor of the UK‐based journal, Public Administration and Development. He also holds an associate faculty appointment at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. 


Please join us for lunch as Mr. Brinkerhoff discusses:  


Civil society capacity development: lessons from the Democratic Reform Support Program 

in Indonesia 


This talk examines civil society strengthening experience from Indonesia to illuminate issues, challenges, and lessons for NGO capacity building and international donor supported democratic reform. Indonesia’s democracy promotion NGOs have largely operated as instruments of donor‐supported reforms. As they seek to become socially embedded actors pursuing indigenous agendas, they face the need to confront the various expectations of their stakeholders regarding their roles and legitimacy, develop flexibility to respond to new engagements with government and with citizens, and address their internal capacity gaps. The USAID‐supported Democratic Reform Support Program’s efforts to work with Indonesian NGOs illustrate both the problems and the progress with government‐NGO collaborations in democratic governance. 

Lunch will be provided 


When: February 8, 2011 12:00‐ 1:30 pm 

Where: 100 Eggers Hall 


Then at 3pm…


Co-sponsored by the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Moynihan Institute, Maxwell’s Center for Career Services and the Student Group on Transnational NGOs:


A Career Discussion with Derick Brinkerhoff. 


Mr. Brinkerhoff’s career reflects an interesting mix of scholarly and applied work, which may appeal to many students. He also co‐authored the book Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service (Kumarian, 2005) with his wife, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, and thus can also share his knowledge resulting from research for this book. 


Come armed with your career focused questions!  


Refreshments will be served 


When: Tuesday, Feb. 8th  3-4pm 

Where: 341 Eggers Hall 

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