Félagsráðgjafardeild, Stjórnmálafræðideild, Fræðasetur þriðja geirans og Almannaheill samtök þriðja geirans, bjóða til málstofu 17. Janúar frá 15-16 í Stofu 104 Háskólatorgi. Í málstofunni heldur Jeannie Fox, professor, Director, Nonprofit Management Programs, Co-Director, Public Administration Programs,Hamline University School of Business, í Bandaríkjunum erindi um hvort lýðræði sé ógnað í Bandaríkjunum og hver viðbrögð þriðja geirans eru í því samhengi.
This talk will cover the history and development of the nonprofit sector in the United States, particularly as it relates to advocacy and the role of private, non-governmental organizations as agents of change in protecting and promoting civic engagement and democracy. The size and scope of the third, or independent, sector in the U.S. will be described as well as an overview of nonprofit activity in the northern state of Minnesota, home of the presenter, and historically home of some of the highest levels of nonprofit workforce categories and nonprofit lobbying activity in the nation. Lastly, the presenter will discuss the nonprofit sector’s collective and individual responses to current policies and priorities of the controversial Trump administration. Come prepared to discuss the difference between “policy” and “politics” as well as what the future might hold for nonprofit organizations in the United States and Iceland.
Professor Jeannie Fox has over 20 years experience in nonprofit organizations and public agencies. She most recently served as chief of staff to former Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie. Following a career as a senior manager in nonprofit direct service organizations, Fox lobbied on behalf of the nonprofit sector at all levels of government during a nine-year tenure as the deputy public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. She previously held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses and was a 2012 State Department Legislative Fellow in the Dominican Republic. Fox’s publications include chapters in the textbooks, “Nonprofit Management 101” and “The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations.”
Jeannie Cox, professor, Director, Nonprofit Management Programs, Co-Director, Public Administration Programs, Hamline University School of Business.