Professor Dr. Greg Witkowski, Indiana University, and Prof. Dr. Arnd Bauerkämper, Freie Universität Berlin, introduce key trends from an examination of German and American philanthropy in transatlantic perspective conducted by some of the leading scholars in the field published in the book German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective.
The book explains philanthropy in its relationship to civil society against the backdrop of the continuities and ruptures of twentieth-century German history. It places traditions of German philanthropy in a triangular relationship with the United States of America and low income countries, in particular in Africa. The book demonstrates that the undoubtedly strong transatlantic exchanges should be seen in the context of global interconnectivity. At the same time, philanthropic concepts have been appropriated in specific historical contexts. Moreover, they have been shaped by specific national, regional or even local conditions.
Dr. Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society, will moderate the event. Reception to follow.
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