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2019 TIBS Events

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TIBS official colloquium “Nonprofit Theories in Non-Western Contexts: What Have We Learned about Their Applicability?” -- Friday, Nov. 22, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Marina 4


This colloquium brings a comparative perspective to the discussion of nonprofit theories their ability to predict, explain, and describe the various nonprofit phenomena around the world. We have the following distinguished scholars with international expertise to discuss the capacity of the existing nonprofit theories to explain the growth and development of nonprofit organizations and civil society, the impact of the sector on democratization processes, and the diverse models of relationship that exist between the nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental sectors, as well as the nonprofit sector’s ability to effectively mobilize and engage citizens.



Chao Guo (University of Pennsylvania)

Ebenezer Obadare (University of Kansas)

Stefan Toepler (George Mason University)

Natalia Bueno (Emory University)


Co-chairs: Alisa Moldavanova (Wayne State University), Tamaki Onishi (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)



TIBS sponsored lightning research roundtable “Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Advance Theory in a Polarized World” – Friday, Nov. 22, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Room 511


The goal of the roundtable is to advance theory on the role of nonprofits in today’s world of increasing polarization. It brings together distinguished scholars from diverse academic backgrounds whose presentations will spark a discussion about how nonprofits may contribute to societal polarization, how they participate in and can navigate political, social, and economic climate, and how nonprofits can help unite people.



Jennifer Alexander (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Julia L Carboni (Syracuse University)

Brad R. Fulton (Indiana University)

Kelly M. LeRoux (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Jennifer E. Mosley (University of Chicago)

Steven Rathgeb Smith (American Political Science Association)


Chair: Jaclyn Schede Piatak (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)



Colloquium organized by TIBS members “The Future of Nonprofit Theory” – Friday, Nov. 22, 2:15 to 3:45 pm, Room 514


The goal of the session is to cause participants and attendees to think broadly about the

future of theory in the field of nonprofit studies. The event will feature the work of eight scholars highlighting diverse perspectives on the subject, and who will touch on where the standard theoretical perspectives of the nonprofit sector fall short. Further, they will suggest new ideas that potentially address the weaknesses of prior theories.



Megan LePere-Schloop (The Ohio State University)

Rebecca Nesbit (University of Georgia)

Alisa Moldavanova (Wayne State University)

Yuan (Daniel) Cheng (University of Minnesota)

Beth Gazley (Indiana University-Bloomington)

George E. Mitchell (Baruch College)

Robert Ressl (University of Texas at Austin)

Catherine E. Wilson (Villanova University)


Co-chairs: Eva Witesman and Curtis Child (Brigham Young University)



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