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Please join us on April 10 for a talk by nonprofit scholar Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry

Hosted by George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government
at its Mason Square (Arlington) campus


Guest speaker Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry
Monday, April 10, 2023, 10:30am-Noon

About the Speaker

Angela M. Eikenberry, PhD, is a professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She was awarded the D.B. and Paula Varner Professorship, in recognition of her outstanding research. Dr. Eikenberry’s work has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “The Takeaway” and in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She recently co-edited a textbook on nonprofit management: Reframing Nonprofit Management: Democracy, Inclusion, and Social Change (Melvin & Leigh, 2018). Dr. Eikenberry is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.

Abstract of the Talk

Applying a critical perspective can help us to think differently about the work we do in the philanthropic sector and how we do the work to alleviate oppressions and bring about just futures. This presentation draws on several research projects and practice examples to make an argument for using a critical perspective to reframe our research and practice in the philanthropic field through: revealing unexamined assumptions and, unintended consequences; making visible previously invisible systems of power and oppression; repairing or changing these systems of power and oppression; and (re)imagining better futures towards emancipation, transformation, equity, and justice.


Date: Monday, April 10, 2023


Location: Mason Square (Arlington) Campus, Room 113, Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA.  Van Metre Hall is a short walk from the Virginia Square metro station; parking is available in a garage under Van Metre Hall by entering off of Kirkwood Drive.  To find the garage, you can enter “Founders Way North, Arlington” in Google Maps.

Food: Light refreshments and coffee will be provided

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