ISTR is pleased to announce the following webinars
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What Does the Internet Say About You? Digital Identities for Academics
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time: 10am Atlanta/4pm Amsterdam (Click here to see what time this is for you)
Presenter: Andrew Heiss, Department of Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Moderator & Discussant: Sarah S. Stroup, Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College.
This workshop will share practical tips about whether, how, and where to develop digital identities, including:
Accountability for Human Rights: Applying Business and Human Rights Instruments to Non-Governmental Organizations
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
3pm London (Click here to see what time this is for you)
To register, click here. This webinar is open to the public.
While NGOs’ role has grown in the past few decades, NGO accountability for their negative human rights impacts remains weak. States and international organizations have developed business and human rights instruments that apply to corporations but there is no equivalent for NGOs. This discussion assesses the extent to which the main business and human rights instruments (UN Global Compact, OECD Guidelines, and UN Guiding Principles) could be applied to NGOs.
Southeast Asia's Third Sector Response to the Pandemic: Data and Impressions
The Impact of COVID-19 on Nepali CSOs
Perspectives from Malaysia
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Philanthropy Sector
Ruth Phillips, Moderator
From the Editors: Strategies for Journal Publishing
Monday, June 22, 2020
Editors in Chief: Taco Brandsen, Radboud University & Susan Appe, University at Albany, SUNY
Moderator: Florentine Maier, Institute for Nonprofit Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
The Co-Editors in Chief of ISTR’s official journal VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations will discuss strategies to publish in international journals. They will talk about how to increase the chance to get papers published, including topics about how to select a journal, how to design a paper, and how to address reviewers' comments.
VOLUNTAS is an interdisciplinary international journal that aims to be the central forum for worldwide research in the area between the state, market, and household sectors. As a leading academic outlet for research on the third sector, it publishes on topics related to civil society, nonprofit organizations, volunteering and philanthropy.
Retos de la Sociedad Civil de frente a las consecuencias del COVID-19
Hora: 11:00 (GMT-5) (Ecuador time) Haga clic aquí para ver su hora local
Este seminario web está abierto al público. Para registrarse en este seminario web, haga clic aquí.
Moderador: Daniel Barragán. Director CIIAT, Universidad de Los Hemisferios
Bienvenida/introducción, Jacqueline Butcher, Red Regional de ISTR en América Latina y el Caribe
Covi-democracia, implicaciones sociales y retos para el accionar de la sociedad civil
Anabel Cruz. Directora, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (Uruguay)
Democracia y políticas públicas: ¿Cómo reinventar el rol de la Sociedad Civil a través de la investigación?
Ana Patricia Muñoz, Directora Ejecutiva, Grupo Faro (Ecuador)
Sistemas políticos, democracia y Sociedad Civil: ¿cómo direccionar y potenciar la investigación sobre la Sociedad Civil para informar el ciclo de las políticas públicas?
César Ulloa, Docente Universidad de las Américas y Coordinación Mesa de Convergencia (Ecuador)
L’injonction démocratique comme vecteur de compétences psychosociales pour la réinvention des Institutions Totalitaires. Le cas de l’analyse des groupes d’expression d’une association de protection de l’enfance
The Democratic Injunction as a Vector of Psychosocial Skills for the Reinvention of Totalitarian Institutions. The Case of the Analysis of the Expression Groups of a Child Protection Association. ** This webinar will be presented in French.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Presenter: Philippe Colautti, Universite de Paris I - Sorbonne
Moderator: Maude Léonard, Professeure, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal
Presentation in French with visual support in English.
Inspirations from the South: What theoretical lenses/methodological approaches produced in Latin America might nourish our research projects on social innovation and third sector?
Monday July 6, 2020, 14:00 to 16:00 (Montreal time)
Language of the webinar: Spanish and Portuguese
Hosts: CRISES HEC Montreal – Center for research on social innovations & ISTR
This webinar seeks to present and discuss what we call ‘inspirations from the South’ in order to promote and nourish an intense North/South dialogue, particularly in the domain of social innovation. Despite the existence of a large body of literature that incorporates a variety of approaches, it should be noted that prevailing social innovation concepts/publications are essentially European and North American. The academic world that is interested in social innovation reproduces the same pattern of cultural domination and colonization of the imaginary that is condemned to other areas of the so-called ‘science’ (Pozzebon et al., 2019). In this webinar, we argue for the value of a greater South-North knowledge sharing by providing an overview of the theoretical traditions coming from Latin America. This includes post-development and buen vivir, participatory action research and social technologies, to cite a few. Although presenting different historical trajectories, what all those streams share is a cultural and political positioning aligned with post-colonialism and post-scientism, challenging numerous premises of the Western vision of progress and science, including the supremacy of technical/scientific knowledge and emphasizing the importance of a higher local/peripheral protagonism. This webinar will promote reflection and exchange about the possibilities of integrating more purposely Latin American theoretical lenses and methodological approaches in our research projects.
Marlei Pozzebon – HEC Montréal & FGV/EAESP
Sonia Tello-Rozas – ESG UQAM
Armindo dos Santos de Souza Teodósio – PUC Minas
Adriana Ferrarini – UNISINOS
Erika Licon – Concordia University
Luz Dinora Vera Acevedo – Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Fabio Prado Saldanha – HEC Montreal
Mary Claudia S. Butron – UQAM
To participate: People interested to participate (researcher/practitioner/student) in the webinar are pleased to register here (free but compulsory registration). A confirmation email with the information to join the webinar will be sent after registration.
ISTR General Members Meeting
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1 pm London
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Duration: 1 Hour
This meeting is open to all ISTR members.
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Ruth Phillips, ISTR President
Executive Director's Report
Margery Daniels, Executive Director
Carolyn Cordery, Treasurer
Publications Committee Report
Mario Aquino Alves, Committee Chair
Open for Questions