The Fabric of NGOs
Please join us in a discussion of the role of NGOs in the field of human rights, and of the important role they play in the world today. Our speakers represent both the activist and grant-making sides of the NGO world.
Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Nick Deychakiwsky is a Program Officer at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation managing its Civil Society – United States and Global Philanthropy & Nonprofit Sector program areas. Between 2000 and 2006 he oversaw the Mott Foundation’s grantmaking in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. During the 1990s Nick lived in Ukraine, holding managerial positions at the International Management Institute – Kyiv, the Council of Advisors to the Parliament of Ukraine, the International Renaissance (Soros) Foundation, and the Eurasia Foundation.
Maurice I Middleberg
Executive Director, Free the Slaves
Maurice Middleberg is the Executive Director of Free the Slaves, a global leader in the fight to eradicate modern day slavery. The mission of Free the Slaves is to liberate slaves and change the condiitons that allow slavery to exist. Free the Slaves fosters long-term solutions to slavery, that encompasses building local capacity to fight slavery; community-based education and mobilization, strengthening legal protections and anti-slavery policies, and building critical assets in vulnerable households. Free the Slaves currently has programs in Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Haiti, India and Nepal. Mr Middlberg's career spans more than thrity years, and covers global health, social justice and international development. He has held senior and executive positions at CARE, the Global Health Council, EngenderHealth and IntraHealth, and has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. A political scientist by training, he has held academic appointments at Columbia and Emory Universities.