International Affairs is offering a brand new course this spring, IA 325: Money Well Spent? The Politics of Global Philanthropy, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., taught by Professor Stewart-Gambino. Open to all IA students, juniors and seniors of all majors, or by permission of the instructor. It counts as a Values course for the CCS.
The course description: Global giving has risen as a result of the amassing of great fortunes in the global economy and driven by digital technologies that encourage small-donor individuals to “make a difference.” This course examines the philosophical, legal, political, and sociological roots of (primarily) Western philanthropy from the Global North and analyzes the claims and the records of different kinds of philanthropic entities operating in the Global South. Students will deepen their own ethical and political frameworks as donors, citizens, well-meaning individuals.