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Past Conferences

The U.S.-Turkish-Israeli Strategic Triangle

When: April 1, 2011, 9 am-5 pm,
Where: The Auditorium of the Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

This day-long conference seeks to use the optic of the U.S.-Turkish-Israeli strategic triangle to shed light on changing issues in the Middle East region - including Iran, the Arab-Israeli peace process, and political Islam. The conference will bring together participants from Turkey and Israel, along with American foreign policy analysts from the University of Virginia and elsewhere.
The Center for International Studies invites students, faculty and community members to join the conference, which will feature short, thematic presentations by distinguished experts, comments by discussants, interactions among the panelists, and questions from an informed audience. Please click here for more information.



Women's Control of Income & Assets: A "Magic Potion" for Well-being & Prosperity?

When: April 18, 1pm-5pm
Where: Rouss-Robertson Hall, Room 221, University of Virginia



Civil Society, Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

"Promoting Development and Building the Common Good"

September 14, 15, and 16, 2010, Newcomb Hall Ballroom, University of Virginia

This three-day symposium sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for International Studies has been developed in collaboration with Barry Gaberman, former Senior Vice President of the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s leading experts on international philanthropy today.  Its object is to explore the role of philanthropy and development in the U.S. and around the world. Topics to be addressed include the nature and role of civil society, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy of the rich and poor, the function of the philanthropic foundation, the role of technology in philanthropy, philanthropy in public policy and development, and to conclude, “Philanthropy and Big Issues of Our Time.”




Franco-Sino-American Conference on Public Health & the Non-State Sector

"Non State Actors and Public Health Policy"

The role of civil society towards co-producing health services and defining public health and social policies. Experiences in China, France and the USA.

Held at the University of Virginia, March 21, 22, and 23, 2010

Presented by the Institute for research and debate on governance (France), and the University of Virginia Center for International Studies (USA) with support from the Embassy of France in Washington and the participation of the UNDP.

Non state actors (NGOs, think tanks, self-organizing networks, trade unions or private enterprises) contribute to the devising of public health policies. This forum will aim to identify and compare the interaction taking place between these actors and the public authorities, in the United States of America, France and China. The forum will bring together some thirty participants from public administrations, researchers and members of NGO’s or self-organizing social movements. There will be three working languages (French, English and Chinese) at the conference supported by simultaneous translation.

Special thanks to the U.Va. undergraduate volunteers who assisted delegates and Center staff March 21 - 23: Roger Conarroe, Stephen Hartka, Will Nyce, Amy Sproul, and Carolyn Yohn.

For participant abstracts, photos and more information visit the IRG Health Conference Website