HPU Associate Professor Presents Paper At Annual Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 27, 2009 – David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Nonprofit Organizations at High Point University, recently presented a paper in Israel at the Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for the Third Sector Research. This year?s conference was titled “The Local-Global Nexus of Civil Society.”
The conference included presenters from 10 different countries. Walker, who attended the conference on March 18, presented his paper, titled “Funding for Human Rights Organizations in Cambodia: A Case Study of the Diakonia and Forum Syd Foundations.” 
“This conference brought scholars and researchers together to discuss the localization of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the internationalization of local civil society organizations, from the perspective of Israeli civil society and that of several other countries,” says Walker. “The conference was very informative and insightful.”
The conference was sponsored by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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