The Transnational NGO Student Group is proud to present:
“People, Power, and Change: Leadership, Organizing, and Democratic Renewal”
Marshall Ganz is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. In 1964, a year before graduating from Harvard College, he left to volunteer as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi. He found a “calling” as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and, in the fall of 1965, joined Cesar Chavez in his effort to unionize California farm workers. During 16 years with the United Farm Workers he gained experience in union, political, and community organizing, became Director of Organizing, and was elected to the national executive board on which he served for 8 years. In 1991, in order to deepen his intellectual understanding of his work, he returned to Harvard College and, after a 28-year "leave of absence," completed his undergraduate degree in history and government. He was awarded an MPA by the Kennedy School in 1993 and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000.
Mr. Ganz is one of America’s foremost social movement scholars. As senior lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, he teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics. He served as adviser to the 2008 Obama campaign on citizen mobilization approaches.
April 18, 2012
12:30 - 2:00 pm
341 Eggers Hall
Lunch will be served