Tag Archives: Pears Foundation

My Philanthropy Education

I’ve just published this piece in the London-based Jewish Quarterly. The piece reflects on my sabbatical experience teaching about philanthropy at Stanford University last year, makes some predictions about the development of philanthropy education in the UK and raises some of the ethical challenges facing Jewish philanthropy back home.  

http://jewishquarterly.org/2015/01/philanthropy-education/

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Alliance Philanthropy Magazine

Over the years, I’ve been privileged to write numerous pieces for Alliance Philanthropy magazine during my decade at the Pears Foundation and, more recently, whilst a Visiting Scholar at Stanford and Research Fellow at Cass Business School. Alliance have now very helpfully put all those writings (blogs, conference reports, letters and features) in one place. If only my own site was as well organised…

http://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/author/charles-keidan-2

The philanthropy of Israel studies

Philanthropy should come without ideological strings. My piece in Times Higher Education highlights how some philanthropists have mis-used Israel Studies for advocacy ends and suggests potential remedies

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/philanthropy-must-come-without-ideological-strings/2014677.article

On being a tugboat

The fall-out from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be felt well beyond the actual conflict zone dividing Jewish communities and damaging relations between Jews and Muslims. My piece for Alliance philanthropy offers contemporaneous reflections on the challenges, risks and rewards of philanthropic work in this area

http://www.alliancemagazine.org/feature/philanthropy-s-tugboat/