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WHAT:             Conference: “The Question of NGOs: Citizen Participation and Political Representation in Democracy”                       

 

WHEN:             Monday, Dec. 5, 2005

 9:30 p.m. — 1 p.m.     

 

WHERE:           Life Cycle Institute, Room 201

                        The Catholic University of America

                        620 Michigan Ave., NE

                        Washington, DC           

                                                                       

DETAILS:         Catholic University’s Life Cycle Institute and Center for the Study of Culture and Values will hold “The Question of NGOs: Citizen Participation and Political Representation in Democracy,” a mini-conference designed to examine the effects — both positive and negative — non-governmental organizations have in democracies. 

 

FIRST SESSION –  9:30 a.m.

 

o        Samuel Barnes, professor, German and European studies, Georgetown University

o        Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, politics, The Catholic University of America

o        Michael Howard, a fellow at the Center for Democracy and the Third Sector, a public policy institute based at Georgetown University

o        Giovanni Moro, president of FONDACA (Active Citizenship Foundation), an Italian NGO with a focus on citizen participation, based in Rome

o        John K. White, professor, politics, The Catholic University of America

 

                  SECOND SESSION – 1 p.m.:

 

o        Jane Flax, professor, political science, Howard University

o        Michael Foley, associate professor, politics, The Catholic University of America

o        John Kromkowski, associate professor, politics, The Catholic University of America

o        Meredith Weiss, a fellow at the East-West Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank

o        Nevzer Stacey, president of HasNa Inc., an NGO serving Turkey and Cyprus, based in Washington, D.C.

 

The workshop is free and open to the public and includes a luncheon. R.s.v.p. (required for luncheon only) should be directed to Woinishet Negash at negash@cua.edu. For more information, contact Stephen Schneck, politics department chair and director of the Life Cycle Institute, at Schneck@cua.edu.

 

SPONSORS:     Life Cycle Institute

                        Center for the Study of Culture and Values          

 

MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.         

 

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Revised: 12/2/2005

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