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The Troubling Ethics and Politics of Philanthropy, Presented by Prof Rob Reich

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Mon, August 26, 2019
05:45PM - 08:00PM
UTS Business School (Building 8) Level 8
14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo, NSW, Australia 2007
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Free to attend, but advance registration is required
Jeff Hargrave
02 9514 3154

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Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, is generosity not only the unassailable good we think it to be but might it also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice? Big philanthropy is often an exercise of power, the conversion of private assets into public influence. And small philanthropy, or ordinary charitable giving, can be problematic as well. Charity, it turns out, does surprisingly little to provide for those in need and sometimes worsens inequality.

In this invitation-only event, Stanford Professor Rob Reich will discuss when, how much, and to whom people give is influenced by laws governing everything from creation of foundations and non-profits to generous tax exemptions for donations of money and property.

UTS Business and Stanford alumni are invited to refreshments and networking opportunities following Professor Reich’s presentation.

Places are limited!


5:45 PM - Registration
6:00 PM - Presentation Commences
7:00 PM - Networking and light refreshments
8:00 PM - Event Close

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