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Putting Wealth to Work, 30th Anniversary Speaker Series Lecture, with Catherine Herrold, Assistant Professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, March 22, 2018. (Video link above)


Joel Fleishman’s Thoughts on Individual Giving and Institutional Philanthropy in the 21st Century with James Ferris, founding Director, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, March 15, 2018. (Video link above)


“The United States Nonprofit Sector and the Critical Roles Played By Foundations,” The Duke China Philanthropy-Acceleration Academic Study Tour, June 7, 2015.

Lecture to the Graduates of the Mandel Leadership Institute of Israel, Raleigh, NC, Hunt Library Executive Conference Room, NC State University, September 17, 2014.

Lecture to the Forum of Foundations in Israel, May 26, 2013.

Lecture to the Graduates of the Mandel Leadership Institute of Israel, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, April 22, 2013.

“Get Personal, Get Clear, Get Real,” Hewins Associates, San Francisco, California, March 14, 2013.

“Giving Smart Is Exactly the Same as Investing Smart,” Hewins Associates, Minneapolis, Maryland, June 20, 2012.

“Important New Developments in Philanthropy,” New York University, April 27, 2012.

“Philanthropy for the 21st Century,” Ditchley Conference, February 16, 2012.

“How Philanthropists Are Changing the World Through Their Foundations – Or Not,” University of Southern Main, Portland, April 4, 2011.

“Gearing Up to Spend Down,” Jewish Funders Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 19, 2010.

“Learning From Failure,” GEO National Conference, Washington, DC, April 12, 2010.

“The Future of Philanthropy,” JFNA Opening Session, Washington, DC, January 24, 2010.

Founders’ Day Convocation Address, Duke University, October 1, 2009.

“Ethics, Self-Interest, and the Public Good,” The Thomas W. Lambeth Lecture/Inaugural Lecture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 11, 2007.

“How Much is Enough?: Foundation Grantmaking for International Benefit,” Presentation at Princeton Conference on Ethics and International Grantmaking, Princeton University, May 5, 2005.

“Higher Values: Persistence, and Leadership Both Political and Philanthropic,” Address to the Southeastern Council on Foundations, Greenville, South Carolina, November 6, 1985.

“The Pursuit of Self-Interest for the Public Good: An Ethical Paradox of Representative Democracy,” Address to the Annual Conference of the Rosco Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 17, 1982.

“The Ethical Obligations of Public Administrators,” Commencement Address, University of Washington, School of Public Affairs, June 13,1981.

“Morality, Democracy and the Intimate Contest,” Presidential Address to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Boston, Massachusetts, October 26,1980.

“The Long and Short of Cause and Effect: Some Immature Thoughts for a Premature Last Lecture,” Delivered at Duke University, March 28, 1980.

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