Beth BreezeBeth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, at the University of Kent, in the UK, discussed her latest book, “In Defence of Philanthropy” (Agenda Publishing, 2021) during an online event hosted by Carleton University’s MPNL and DPNL programs.

From Beth Breeze:

In Defence of Philanthropy book coverRunning down “do-gooders” has become a popular pastime in recent years. Journalists and academics alike have lampooned and criticized philanthropists and big donors for their charitable activities, which are often characterized as a means of self-aggrandisement or tax evasion. Yet, it is widely acknowledged that philanthropy — from the establishment of Carnegie libraries in the nineteenth century to the recent global health interventions of the Gates Foundation — has played a critical role in both developed and developing societies.

Breeze’s hour-long presentation, with an introduction by the MPNL program’s Dr. Paloma Raggo, is below:

The book is available from Agenda Publishing. Banner photo is courtesy of John McArthur.

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