The Syracuse University Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
and the Transnational NGO Initiative invite you to
Competition and/or collaboration?
Comparing and contrasting digitally enabled and “brick and mortar” NGOs in a real-world scenario
Transnational NGOs increasingly work across a continuum between fully digitally enabled forms of action and the activities of traditional, “brick and mortar” NGOs. Digitally enabled campaigning as well as fundraising are particularly attractive to younger generations of civic actors. What are the comparative advantages, strengths and weaknesses of various forms of civil society across the spectrum, where do they compete and where is there scope for collaboration?
Based on a real world scenario, NGO leaders across the spectrum as well as academics will compare their Theories of Change, goals, strategies, tactics, organizational and leadership characteristics in an exciting debate.
April 2, 2015
1:30 pm • 5:00 pm
All are welcome. Please invite others who would enjoy this free event.
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Debate participants will include:
Michael Silberman, Global Director of the Digital Mobilization Lab, Greenpeace
Jason Kowalski, Policy Director, 350.org
Ben Wikler, Washington Director, MoveOn.org
Jason Cone, Communications Director, MSF USA/Doctors without Borders
Robtel Neajai Pailey, Academic/Activist/Author, SOAS, University of London (TBC)
Blair Glencorse, Founder and Executive Director, Accountability Lab
Andrea Koppel, VP of Global Engagement and Policy, Mercy Corps
Mark Smith, Senior Director for Humanitarian Emergencies, World Vision US
Steven Livingston, Professor, George Washington University
Dave Karpf, Professor, George Washington University
Sponsored by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University and organized by the Transnational NGO Initiative