Category Archives: Smart Philanthropy

For Good Or For Ill? Community Impact in Global Service-Learning

While there is a growing body of research relating to community outcomes of global service-learning projects, one of the challenges the field faces is becoming increasingly specific and nuanced about both understanding and – to the extent possible – working … Continue reading

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Kony 2012 and Policy Prescription. More Teaching Resources to Step into the Bigger Picture

The viral video phenomenon does contain a policy prescription: capture Kony. While much of the debate and criticism relates to concern with misrepresentation or lack of agency for Ugandans in the video, focusing analysis on the action suggested for governments … Continue reading

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Teaching Resources and Lessons: Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 as Teachable Moment

Many development workers, development professors, development bloggers, and even (far more importantly) several Ugandans, are not pleased with the Invisible Children Kony 2012 campaign. But, as this excellent overview in The Guardian makes clear, the debate is ongoing. As the … Continue reading

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Joseph Kony & Invisible Children Top the Charts

What is responsible advocacy? That question burns behind the controversy surrounding Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign. And readers at this site might also wonder about the appropriate role of educational institutions – teachers and professors, along with their students – in … Continue reading

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