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Other Recent Academic and Academic-Related Activities

Presentation (March 2014) 'Leading British Jewry: Can we take lessons from Social Research' to the UCL/Board of Deputies Conference on 'Leading British Jewry into the Future'"

Article in 'The Church Times' (7 February 2014) 'A Slightly Disorganised Religion'(This article first appeared in the Church Times and is protected by copyright.  It appears here by kind permission. www.churchtimes.co.uk)

Member of Equality Support Group for "Women in Jewish Leadership", 2013 -

Public Lecture (April, 2013)  ‘Volunteers and Voluntary Organisations at the Neighbourhood Level: Challenges of Building Community in the 21st Century’ St Wilfrid Lecture, Ripon Cathedral


Recipient (November 2011) of the Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from ARNOVA (the US Association for Research in Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) (acceptance speech)

Keynote Address, September 2011, to the Third Nordic Conference on Church Leadership and Organizational Change in Helsinki, Finland. ‘Seeing Churches as Voluntary Associations: Category Error or Insight for Practice?

Presentation, 1 July 2010, on 'Social Enterprise, the Voluntary Sector and Mainstreaming Faith'.  Address to the a conference on 'Faith and Policy: Where Next for Religion in the Public Sphere' sponsored by AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme. (podcast)


Presentation, May 2010, on ‘Challenges of Community Bridge-Building’ to a workshop run by the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo), Coventry University  

Seminar presentation, April 2010, to community work staff of the London Borough of Newham. ‘Supporting Community Bridge-Building Activities’ 

Keynote Presentation, July 2009, to the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Volunteering Network on 'Why a Jewish Volunteering Network?'

Member of the Advisory Group of the Jewish Volunteering Network, 2009 -

Member of the Reference Group for the 'Below the Radar' Work Stream of the Third Sector Research Centre, Birmingham University, 2009-

Presentation, 7 April 2009, to the ESRC/NCVO/VE Seminar on ‘Voluntary Action and the Economic Downturn: Threats and Opportunities’.  The presentation was entitled
‘Managing the Impact of Recession on Voluntary Action’

Presentation, March 2009, on ‘Religion and Good Relations’ to EHRC Seminar on ‘Religion, Equality and Good Relations’ 

Plenary Address, November 2008,  to the Annual Meeting of ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action), Philadelphia, November 2008 - 'Leading in Building Civil Society - Obligations and Privileges'

Presentation, June 2008, to NCVO/Carnegie Seminar on Bridging Social Capital - Powerpoint presentation from the seminar and overall report of the bridging seminar series is available at www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/socialcapital and www.futuresforcivilsociety.org

Member of the Commission on the Future of Volunteering 2006 – 2008 

Lecture tour in Taiwan including visits to National Chengchi University and National Chi-Nan University, December 2006

Visiting Professor in the School of Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel – March 2005, May 2006, March 2007


Keynote Address ‘Shaping the Future of Voluntary Sector Research in the UK’ NCVO/VSSN Research Conference, Warwick University,  31 August 2005 


Member of the Academic Advisory Group for the UJIA/Hebrew University Project on Contemporary Jewish Identity in the UK 2002 – 2005

Special Advisor to Birmingham Commission on the Voluntary Sector April 2001 – April 2003











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