NGOLD to launch research-themed brown bag series Feb. 27, Mark Schuller plans talk on Haiti

Photo of a brown bag lunch and an appleThe Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) is offering a research-related brown bag series that will kick off this month.

Presenters are NGOLD faculty associates from departments across campus.

“As an interdisciplinary center, one of NGOLD’s focal points is to foster a research environment that is conducive to those interested in non-governmental organizations and civil society,” said NGOLD Acting Director Nancy Castle. “We are fortunate to have faculty associates who are experts in a variety of areas ranging from anthropology and sociology to political science and public administration. They also share a common interest in the work of NGOs.”

The series, spanning from February through April, will feature domestically focused as well as internationally targeted research. Attendance is free and open to all, and each hour-long presentation will begin at 11:50 a.m.

Clockwise, from top left: Mark Schuller, Susan Russell, Abu Bah and Alicia Schatteman.

Clockwise, from top left: Mark Schuller, Susan Russell, Abu Bah and Alicia Schatteman.

Presentations include the following:

Wednesday, Feb. 27

  • Mark Schuller (anthropology and NGOLD)
  • “Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs”
  • Blackhawk West dining room, Holmes Student Center

Wednesday, March 20

  • Susan Russell (anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies)
  • “Hybrid Peacebuilding: Ambiguities of NGOs in the Southern Philippines”
  • Blackhawk East dining room, Holmes Student Center

Wednesday, March 27

  • Alicia Schatteman (public administration and NGOLD)
  • “Illinois Arts Funding: Impact and Implications”
  • Blackhawk West dining room, Holmes Student Center

Wednesday, April 17

  • Abu Bah (sociology)
  • “People-Centered Liberalism and International State-building in West Africa”
  • Blackhawk West dining room, Holmes Student Center

NGOLD was established in 2010 as NIU’s resource for excellence in the study, research and practice of non-governmental organizations. Its mission is to enhance and strengthen civil society through nonprofits and other avenues of public service. To do this, NGOLD provides comprehensive programming and services to students, faculty, researchers and nonprofit organizations.

NGOLD offers the interdisciplinary community leadership and civic engagement (CLCE) undergraduate major as well as an undergraduate certificate.

For more information, call (815) 753-4410 or email ngoldcenter@niu.edu.

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