Conference on Philanthropy and Social Justice

Conference on Philanthropy and Social Justice
Speaker: Prof Rob Reich # Stanford University; Introduced by: Dr Philip Cook # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: Dr Kieran Oberman # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Ewan Aitken # Edinburgh Cyrenians; Speaker: Dr Tobias Jung # University of St Andrews; Speaker: Celia Tennant # Inspiring Scotland; Speaker: Dr Emma Dowling # Middlesex University; Speaker: Paul Spray # Former Head of Research DFID; Speaker: Dr Jana Hoenke # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
27th Mar 2015 08:30 - 27th Mar 2015 17:30
Raeburn Room, Old College, Edinburgh

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8.30-9.15 Coffee
9.15 Welcome – Philip Cook/Kieran Oberman
Key Note Address: 9.30am-11.00am Professor Rob Reich, Stanford University
‘Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Private Foundations in Democratic Societies’
11.00am - 11.30am Coffee
11.30am-1pm Philanthropy and Welfare Ri​ghts
Is philanthropy a threat to the welfare state?
Ewan Aitken – Edinburgh Cyrenians
Dr Tobias Jung – School of Management, University of St Andrews
Chair: Dr Elke Heins, Social Policy, University of Edinburgh
1pm – 2pm Lunch
2.00 pm-3.30 pm Philanthropy and Investment
What, if anything, can business contribute to philanthropy?
Celia Tennant – Inspiring Scotland
Dr Emma Dowling – Middlesex University  
Chair: Dr Iain Hardie, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Coffee
4.00 pm -5.30 pm Philanthropy and Development
Should philanthropy fund development?
Paul Spray – formerly, Head of Research DFID
Dr Jana Hoenke – Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Jamie Cross, Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
5.30-6.30 Reception​