Taught by a Professor Greg Witkowski, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University
The study-abroad program provides students with a first-hand learning experience in philanthropy and public policy in German. Offered by the world’s only school of philanthropy and taught by a Professor Greg Witkowski, a specialist in German philanthropy and civil society, this course provides an opportunity to learn more about one of the world’s largest nonprofit sectors and how it effects social change. Germany provides a great model of philanthropy and public policy because most basic needs are met through its extensive social welfare policies, thus leaving philanthropic organizations to concentrate on community building and social innovation. At the center of debates surrounding globalization, environmental change, European integration and humanitarian aid, Berlin provides the opportunity to explore many global trends. The course includes daily lectures on current German public policy issues during which students will learn from German professors, researchers, policy-makers, and leaders from the nonprofit sector. It also includes field trips to leading policy institutions, philanthropic organizations, and governmental agencies in Berlin.