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Future of NGO Studies Conference

Schedule

Tuesday, November 19

9:00 - 10:00
Registration
(coffee and bagels, etc.)

10:00 - 10:20
Welcome and Conference Description

10:30 - 12:15
Panel Session 1

  • The Ethics and Politics of NGO-Dependent Anthropology
  • The Moral Economies of Suffering and Humanitarian Compassion

12:15 - 1:30
Mentoring / Networking Lunch

1:30 - 3:15
Panel Session 2

  • Elite NGOs, NGO Elites, and NGO Labor (Session 1: Elite NGOs and NGO Elites)
  • The Ethical Culture of NGOs
  • Beyond Neoliberalisms

3:20 - 5:05
Panel Session 3

  • Elite NGOs, NGO Elites, and NGO Labor (Session 2: NGO Labor and Voluntourism)
  • NGOs in the World System: Product or Provocation?
  • NGOs and Feminism in Theory and Practice

5:15 - 5:25
Coffee Break

5:30 - 7:15
Plenary (See details below)

Dinner on own

Wednesday, November 20

7:00 - 8:00
Breakfast / Coffee

8:00 - 9:45
Panel Session 4

  • It's About Time: Temporality as a Lens for NGO Studies
  • The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs
  • Faith-Based Organizations

9:45 - 10:00
Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:45
Panel Session 5

  • Nongovernmental Politics
  • Recontextualizing the NGO as Fieldsite
  • Laboring in Nonprofits and NGOs

12:00 - 1:30
Work Group Lunch

1:30 - 3:30
Discussion and Next Steps: Setting an Agenda for NGO Studies


Plenary

Tuesday evening, 5 to 7 p.m. is a plenary discussion, with invited panelists and all conference participants answering thematic questions (listed above). The aim is to have an engaged, theoretically rich, participative discussion about the future of NGO Studies.

Plenary panelists confirmed to date:

  • Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Inderpal Grewal, Yale University
  • David Lewis, London School of Economics
  • Steven Sampson, Lund University
  • Aradhana Sharma, Wesleyan University