Prof. Eliezer D. Jaffe, co-chairman of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, visits UM-Dearborn
October 23, 2009
DEARBORN / Oct. 23, 2009---Professor Eliezer D. Jaffe, co-chairman of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gave a guest lecture about “The Israel Free Loan Association: A Micro-Lending Model for Low Income People and Small Businesses in Israel” at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Oct. 21 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Prior to his presentation, Jaffe spoke with members of the campus community, including Lee Redding, associate dean in UM-Dearborn’s College of Business, UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little and Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at UM-Dearborn.
Jaffe’s research focuses primarily on social services to children and families, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy in Israel. He is an expert in nonprofit organization management, fundraising and private philanthropy. Jaffe has pioneered in research on culturally sensitive practice, ethnic stereotypes among Israelis and public access to information regarding nonprofit organizations in Israel.
Chancellor Little interviewed Jaffe during his visit to UM-Dearborn. The full interview is available for viewing on YouTube.com.
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