Heller-Brown Building, 121
Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesClark University, Ph.D.
Clark University, M.A.
Queens College, B.A.
ExpertisePhilosophy of development, political geography, poverty alleviation, agrarian reform, project planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational management.
|HS||200f||Social Movements for Emancipatory Development|
|HS||228f||The Paulo Freire Seminar|
|HS||287f||Land Inequality, Struggles, and Reform|
|HS||299f||NGOs: Strategic Planning|
|HS||435b||Development Theory and Social Policy|
|HS||606c||Global Health and Development Doctoral Seminar|
|IGS||145a||Poverty, Inequalities, and the Environment|
Awards and Honors
American Jewish World Service Dinner in honor of founder Laurence R. Simon (2012)
Brandeis Symposium in Honor of Prof. Laurence Simon: Paths to Compassionate Action and Service (2012)
Ford Foundation / India Dinner to honor Prof. Laurence R. Simon (2011)
Fellow, Center for Global Justice, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2007)
Google Foundation Fellow (2007)
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, University of Judaism (1996)
Member, Inter-Ministerial National Eco-development Steering Committee, Sri Lanka (1991)
Chairman, Hesed International (1990)
Founder and Chairman, Grain Protection International (1989)
Founder and President, American Jewish World Service (1984)
Simon, Laurence. "Concepts of Place and Temporality in the Thought of Paulo Freire." Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada. March 24, 2009.
Simon, Laurence. "Copernicus, Puddleglum and the Poor of the World: Bringing Vision, Competence and Science to Foreign Aid and the New Philanthropy." Invited University Lecture by the Institute of International Studies, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program of the University of California, Berkeley. University of California at Berkeley. November 6, 2008.
Simon, Laurence. "Global Poverty, Development, and Social Change." Unedited interview in the Conversations with History video series (available on UCal website and on YouTube). University of California at Berkeley. November 7, 2008.
Simon, Laurence. "The origins of policy advocacy at Oxfam America." A History of Oxfam America. Ed. Laura Roper. Boston: Oxfam America, 2009