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  • Humanitarian Interventionby Thomas G. Weiss; Gareth Evans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Could more be saved? Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas... more...

  • Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experienceby Claire Magone; Michael Neuman; Fabrice Weissman

    Hurst 2012; US$ 16.99

    From international NGOs to UN agencies, from donors to observers of humanitarianism, opinion is unanimous: in a context of the alleged "clash of civilizations", our "humanitarian space" is shrinking. Put another way, the freedom of action and of speech of humanitarians is being eroded due to the radicalisation of conflicts and the... more...

  • I Believe in ZEROby Caryl M. Stern

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world's children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF In I Believe in ZERO , President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, an organization known for its decades of charity work and philanthropy with the United Nations, Caryl M.... more...

  • I Want to Make a Differenceby Tim Drake

    Cyan Books 2006; US$ 17.95

    The desire to ?make a difference? in our lives is stronger than ever ? this book provides inspiration and advice on how to achieve this. Disasters and poverty abroad, war and death, corruption and scandal ? people today are moved to contribute and make a difference to the world. A modern-day self-help book, that captures exactly what people are feeling... more...

  • Making School Reform Workby Paul T. Hill; James Harvey

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 17.95

    Bringing change to our public school system is hard, and the current system of education governance creates barriers that can make that reform even harder. Here six authorities in public education discuss how local philanthropies can overcome them even if school districts cannot. Making School Reform Work identifies new institutions that can be... more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Claire Bertschinger

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    One of the most enduring images of the Ethiopian famine that shocked the world in 1984 was that of the young International Red Cross nurse who, surrounded by thousands of starving people and with limited supplies, had the terrible task of choosing which children to feed, knowing that those she turned away might not last the night. That nurse was Claire... more...

  • The Origins of UNICEF, 1946?1953by Jennifer M. Morris

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Started as a temporary organization, UNICEF navigated Cold War tensions in order to provide assistance to millions of children and their parents throughout the world. The Origins of UNICEF, 1946 ? 1953 reveals how the most well-known child-relief aid organization in the world came into being. more...

  • Philanthropy Sucks!by Uday Kagal

    Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd 2013; US$ 6.00

    This book suggests three broad directions for the future: new kinds of capital for scale, new business models for sustainability and making shifts in how we think. The reactions to this book will vary from indignation to cynicism to denial to relief. more...

  • The State of Giving Research in Europeby Pamala Wiepking

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    An overview of current philanthropic research in Europe with much-anticipated insights into the study of philanthropy. more...

  • Stones into Schoolsby Greg Mortenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with... more...