Philanthropy is increasingly global, and confronting worldwide challenges—such as poverty, climate change, food shortages, economic restructuring, and human rights issues—requires a new level of collaboration across regions, sectors, and universities. By working together, we can build stronger strategic alliances and create opportunities for joint research, teaching, and professional training programs that yield creative solutions to these issues.
International Programs develops strategic partnerships and programs across the globe, recognizing that universities are uniquely qualified to provide advice, apply expertise, and promote globally competent citizenship through academic diplomacy. These connections between universities help their respective communities prosper in a rapidly changing world.
Whether you want to pursue a degree in Philanthropic Studies or lend your expertise to the Center on Philanthropys academic and research programs, International Programs can help. Read more about services for students and scholars, or contact Interim Director Kelly Albertson at (317) 278-8925 or .
International Programs frequently utilizes and helps to facilitate research by the Center on Philanthropys research program and Philanthropic Studies faculty members. The following are examples of these projects, which offer insights about and comparisons of philanthropy across countries and contribute to international partnerships and civil society worldwide.
The Center began ongoing research into disaster relief giving following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Center is currently tracking donations in response to the January 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Anticipating and Responding to Disasters
As part of the Centers 2009 summit, Planning Disaster: The Role of Philanthropy in Anticipating and Responding, the Center gathered a list of research projects and resources on philanthropys role before, during, and after local, national, and international emergencies.
The Centers director of research, Una Osili, has teamed with researchers in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey to study cross-country differences in giving, the characteristics of international donors, and disasters long-term effects on giving to international causes. Read about the findings in the spring 2010 issue (PDF) of Philanthropy Matters and in an exclusive online story.