Dr. Kent Glenzer | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Dr. Kent Glenzer

Oxfam America

Dr. Kent Glenzer is Oxfam America’s Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Accountability. In this role, Kent oversees Oxfam America’s policies and practice regarding advocacy, campaigning, humanitarian, and long-term rights-based development programs in the field. Prior to joining Oxfam America, Kent worked with a variety of NGOs and as a consultant, focusing on civil society organization and public sector strategy, management, organizational development, and program evaluation/learning in 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as South Asia and South America.

Dr. Glenzer has a Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute of the Liberal Arts where he concentrated on political anthropology and organizational sociology, a Masters in Communication from Cornell, and earned his Bachelors at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

Kent’s recent publications include the “Symposium on Rethinking Farmer Participation in Agricultural Development: Development, Participation, and the Ethnography of Ambiguity” in the Journal of Agriculture and Human Values, Vol 28, No. 1 (February 2011), a chapter in a forthcoming (2011) edited volume published by the Interfaith Council on Corporate Responsibility titled, “Addressing Root Causes of Economic and Social Injustice:  Conceptual, Strategic, and Measurement Issues from Oxfam America’s Rights-Based Programs,” and "We Aren’t the World: La production institutionnelle du succès partiel." In Niger 2005:  Une catestrophe si naturelle, eds Xavier Crombé and Jean-Hervé Jézéquel, 117-144.  Paris: Editions Karthala, 2007.

Read his article, What If We're Not Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs): The opportunities ahead for international development NGOs.

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