PUBLISHED:January 12, 2007

Private wealth is changing the world

Professor Joel Fleishman discusses his new book, “The Foundation: A Great American Secret”
Professor of Public Policy and Law Joel L. Fleishman, director of the Duke Foundation Research Program and the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, will discuss his new book, "The Foundation: A Great American Secret How Private Wealth is Changing the World" on Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons at Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.

Fleishman knows foundations like few others do. After running them, sitting on their boards and seeking grants from them for half a century, he has written a groundbreaking book that explains their history, their successes and why they matter to the American and the world's--economy.

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For more about Fleishman's book, visit Public Affairs Books.