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American sociologist and academic
Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare and Director, Center for Civil Society, University of California, Los Angeles

Education: PhD, Yale University 1986

Career: Helmut Anheier is Director of the Center for Civil Society at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, where he is also a Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare. From 1998 to 2002 he was the founding Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics, UK, and a member of LSE’s Department of Social Policy, where he now holds the honorary title of Centennial Professor. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Associate and Project Co-director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Before embarking on an academic career, Professor Anheier served as Social Affairs Officer with the United Nations. He has also held research appointments at Yale University, the University of Cologne, and the Science Centre in Berlin. His research interests include: civil society, non-profit organization, philanthropic foundations, NGOs, globalization and civil society, comparative social and cultural policy, research methodology, social movements and networks. He is joint editor of the Journal of Civil Society (see url below).

Publications include: author, co-author, editor or co-editor: The Third Sector: Comparative Studies of Non-Profit Organizations (De Gruyter Studies in Organization, 21) 1990, Caring Sector or Caring Society?: Discovering the Nonprofit Sector Cross-Nationally (Working Papers of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project No. 17) 1992, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Hungary 1993, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Germany 1993, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: France 1993, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Egypt 1993, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Brazil 1993, The Emerging Sector: The Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective & An Overview 1994, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Ghana 1995, The Emerging Nonprofit Sector: An Overview (Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Sector Series, 1) 1996, The Emerging Sector: A Statistical Supplement 1996, Defining the Nonprofit Sector: A Cross-national Analysis (Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Sector Series) 1997, Comparative and Historical Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Social Research Today) 1998, The Nonprofit Sector in the Developing World: A Comparative Analysis (Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Sector Series) 1998, When Things Go Wrong – Organizational Failures and Breakdowns 1999, The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies) 2001, The Nonprofit Sector in Germany (Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Sector Series) 2002, Civil Society: Measurement, Evaluation, Policy 2004, Global Civil Society 2004/5 2004, Global Civil Society 2005/6 2005, Global Civil Society 2006/7 2006, Private Funds, Public Purpose: Philanthropic Foundations in International Perspective (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies) 2006, Innovation in Strategic Philanthropy: Local and Global Perspectives (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies) 2006, Creative Philanthropy 2006, Cultures and Globalization – Conflicts and Tensions 2007

Contact details: Address: The Center for Civil Society, 3250 Public Policy Building, Box 951656, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656, USA; Tel: +1 310-825-2318; Fax: +1 310-206-5773; Email: [email protected] ; Website: ; Website: .

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