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Writer and Activist Dedicated to Strengthening Civil Society Throughout the World; Editor of [email protected]

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Michael (Mike) Edwards is an independent writer and activist based in upstate New York who is affiliated with the New York-based think-tank Demos, the global web magazine Open Democracy, and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.From 1999 to 2008 he was the Director of the Ford Foundation’s Governance and Civil Society Program in New York, having previously worked for the World Bank, Oxfam-GB, Save the Children-UK and other NGOs in Washington DC, London, Colombia, Zambia, Malawi, and India. Mike’s writings have helped to shape a more critical appreciation of the global role of civil society, philanthropy and foreign aid; explore the integration of personal with social change; and break down barriers between researchers and activists across the world. In 2011 he received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award from Morehouse College for his efforts to unite spiritual practice with work for social justice.Mike was educated in England at the universities of Oxford and London, and now lives with his wife Cora, an elected member of the Sullivan County Legislature, in the farmhouse they renovated together in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Michael Edwards and other top speakers and celebrities.

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