Dickinson to speak at Duke on forthcoming book

October 2, 2008

Laura">http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=57267">Laura A. Dickinson, foundation professor of law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will speak about her forthcoming book, Outsourcing War and Peace, at a faculty workshop at Duke University School of Law on Monday, Oct. 6.

Dickinson is also the executive director of the College's planned Center for Transnational Public-Private Governance. Download Full Image

The book focuses on the increasing privatization of military functions, foreign aid, and diplomacy, the impact of such privatization on the efficacy of international human rights law, and the possibility that alternative mechanisms (such as contract, tort, and trust) could be used to help ensure accountability over private actors working abroad under government contracts.

Dickinson's work has focused on transitional justice, legal responses to terror, foreign affairs privatization, and the interrelationship between international and domestic law.

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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Lodestar Center releases AZ report on charitable behavior

October 2, 2008

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation has released the 2008 Arizona Giving and Volunteering Report – a summary of data from a random digit dialing telephone survey of 1,100 Arizona resident households conducted in the summer of 2007. The report offers detailed results of the charitable behavior of Arizona residents and also discloses specific charitable behaviors for Arizona’s Hispanic population.

“An analysis of community quality of life indicators is incomplete without studying philanthropy—the giving of time, money and know-how to causes people care about,” said Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft, director of the ASU LodestarCenter and professor of nonprofit studies in ASU's School of Community Resources and Development. "This timely study of household level philanthropy can assist nonprofits to refine their development efforts, raise money more efficiently, and use volunteers more effectively, thereby enabling a vibrant social sector that improves the quality of life in communities." Download Full Image

This is the second Arizona Giving and Volunteering Report the ASU Lodestar Center has produced and distributed. The first report was released in 2003.

The publication is free of charge and may be downloaded in .pdf form at http://nonprofit.asu.edu or by calling the Center at 602-496-0500

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation (formerly the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management), is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate and graduate nonprofit education, research and technical assistance. The ASU Lodestar Center exists to enhance the quality of life in communities through the advancement of nonprofit leadership practices and provides knowledge and tools to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, professionals, board members, donors and volunteers by offering a selection of capacity building workshops, conferences, classes, and programs. For more information, visit: http://nonprofit.asu.edu.">http://nonprofit.asu.edu.">http://nonprofit.asu.edu.