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Needy Strangers at the New School

To the Editors:

On December 6, 7, and 8, 2012, the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School in New York City will present the 28th Social Research conference, “Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers,” which will examine the religious and philosophical grounds for giving, the psychology and evolution of altruism, the relationship between democracy and philanthropy, and the future of global philanthropy. Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and director of Village Health Works in Burundi, will give the keynote address on December 6 at 6:00 PM, moderated by Tracy Kidder, who wrote about Niyizonkiza’s work in Strength in What Remains. Among the speakers will be Peter Singer, Rob Reich, and Tina Rosenberg. To register or for more information: www.newschool.edu/cps/giving.

Arien Mack
The New School for Social Research
New York City

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