Philanthropist Whittle to speak, March 24
Posted March 18, 2005; 05:53 p.m.
Dennis Whittle, chair of the first Internet-based platform for international philanthropy, will address the question "Time to Abolish Central Planning in International Aid?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.
A former official at the World Bank, Whittle in 2001 co-founded GlobalGiving, an "international philanthropy marketplace" where individuals, corporations and other institutions can find and fund locally-run social, environmental and economic development projects around the world. Donors have direct communication with the social entrepreneurs who run these projects and can receive frequent reports straight from the field.
Whittle earned his master of public affairs degree in 1986 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the talk along with the Office of Graduate Career Services.