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Charles Sellen

Instructor in the MPNL program
    Degrees:Bachelor in Political Science and Business (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg, France). Master in International Economics (SciencesPo, Paris, France). PhD in Economics (SciencesPo, Paris, France).


    Dr. Charles Sellen is an expert, scholar, and advisor in global philanthropy, affiliated with Carleton University (Ottawa) and PhiLab (UQAM Montréal). He previously served as the inaugural “Global Philanthropy Fellow” at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (2019-2021) and a Fulbright “NGO Leader” visiting from France to the United States.

    Charles has conducted research on philanthropy since 2004, at the intersection with international relations and global cooperation towards development. He’s worked in Government (French Agency for Development) and the private sector, and served as chairman of La Fabrique Spinoza, a French, nonprofit think-tank on happiness and well-being.

    His expertise: Philanthropy; Private foundations; Charities; NGOs; Civil society (France, Europe and the USA); Fundraising; Social Entrepreneurship; Science of Wellbeing/Happiness; Official Development Aid (ODA); International Relations; and Global Sustainable Development.