Privatization and the Public Good?

WED, DEC 4, 2002 (1:18:33)

Martha Minow, Harvard Law School professor, discusses her book, Partners, Not Rivals: Privatization and the Public Good, and explores what happens when private companies, nonprofit agencies, and religious groups, instead of government, manage education, criminal justice, legal services, and welfare programs. She is joined by John F. Kennedy School of Government faculty member Mark Moore, director of the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, and the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Public Management. Gary Orfield, Harvard Graduate School of Education, professor of education and social policy, introduces these distinguished guests.

This event was co-sponsored by the Harvard Children's Initiative.

+ BIO: Martha Minow

Martha Minow is the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Dean of Harvard Law School. She is the daughter of former Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow. Her stated research interests include inequality, human rights, transitional societies, the relationship between law and social change, and the relationship between religion and pluralism. A graduate of the University of Michigan (1975), where she majored in history, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1976), and Yale Law School (1979), where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, Minow has also received honorary degrees in education from Wheelock College and in law from the University of Toronto. After graduating law school and before joining the Harvard faculty, Minow clerked for Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. She is married to Joseph Singer, the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and assisted in launching Imagine Coexistence, a program of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She is also director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center and serves on committees of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition and the Institute for Global Ethics. She also serves on the board of directors of the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Since 1997 she has been a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

+ BIO: Mark Moore

Mark H. Moore is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations and Faculty Chair of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He was the Founding Chairman of the Kennedy School's Committee on Executive Programs, and served in that role for over a decade. From 1979-2004, he was the Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Faculty Chairman of the Program Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Kennedy School. His research interests are public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization, and criminal justice policy and management. His publications include Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government; Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Targets of Justice; From Children to Citizens: The Mandate for Juvenile Justice; Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and Creating Public Value Through State Arts Agencies. Moore's work focuses on the ways in which leaders of public organizations can engage communities in supporting and legitimatizing their work and in the role that value commitments play in enabling leadership in public sector enterprises.

Moore holds a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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