ISTR Webinars

ISTR is pleased to announce the following webinars

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Southeast Asia's Third Sector Response to the Pandemic: Data and Impressions

The Impact of COVID-19 on Nepali CSOs
Dipendra KC

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Thammast University School of Global Studies, Bangkok, Thailand

Perspectives from Malaysia 
Janice Nga
Associate Professor & Head of Programme, Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Philanthropy Sector 
Elizabeth Cham
UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia  

Ruth PhillipsModerator
President of ISTR
University of Sydney, Australia


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

Challenges of Civil Society facing the consequences of COVID-19 In collaboration with Universidad de los Hemisferios; this webinar will be presented in Spanish.

Fecha: jueves 25 de junio

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 C hild Protection Association. ** This webinar will be presented in French.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Presenter: Philippe Colautti,  Universite de Paris I - Sorbonne

ModeratorMaude LéonardProfesseure, 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)
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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.

To register, please click here



President’s Report
Ruth Phillips, ISTR President

Executive Director's Report
Margery Daniels, Executive Director

Treasurer’s Report
Carolyn Cordery, Treasurer

Publications Committee Report
Mario Aquino Alves, Committee Chair

Award Presentation

Open for Questions


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)

 must be current (2020/21) in order to participate in this webinar.  If you have not yet renewed or joined, please click  here. 

Presenter: Andrew HeissDepartment 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: 

  • Why should academics cultivate a web presence? 

  • How can a digital identity improve your research and build professional networks? 

  • What can you do to help people find out that you exist and what you do?

  • How can you let people read your work?

  • Which platforms are most useful? 


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 o pen to the public.  

: Domenico Carolei, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
ModeratorOonagh Breen, ISTR President Elect, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Ireland

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.

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