Posts By: Lester Salamon

Lester Salamon

Dr. Lester M. Salamon is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. In addition, Dr. Salamon holds an appointment as Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Bologna Center and serves as Scientific Director of the International Laboratory for Nonprofit Sector Studies at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He previously served as Director of both the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Governance and Management Research at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. and as Deputy Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. Dr. Salmon can be reached at lsalamon@jhu.edu.

In Memoriam: Dr. S. Wojciech Sokolowski

By on May 12, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   It is with great sadness that I write to announce the passing on Saturday, May 3, of our dear friend and colleague, Wojciech Sokolowski.   As you may be aware, Wojciech had been suffering for

In Memoriam: Dr. Helen Stone Tice

By on March 15, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   I regret to inform you that Dr. Helen Stone Tice, a long-time colleague of our Center and a former senior analyst at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), passed away this past Thursday, March

Fruition and the Future: The Center in 2017

By on December 21, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues:   2017 may well go down as one of the most productive and significant years in the history of our Center. Indeed, as we reflect on our work over this past eventful year, two words come

Four Shades of Resilience: The Center for Civil Society Studies in 2015

By on December 21, 2015

Perhaps no quality captures more effectively the distinctive character of nonprofit institutions and related voluntary citizen behavior that is the focus of our Center’s attention than the quality of resilience—the ability to withstand significant shifts in fortunes and challenges and

Statement from Lester Salamon on the recent events in Baltimore

By on May 1, 2015

A number of you have been kind enough to express concern about the health and safety of all of us at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies following the reports of violence and looting in Baltimore earlier this

Philanthropication thru Privatization: A way to build charitable assets?

By on September 30, 2013

I had the good fortune to be called out by name recently by celebrated Economist Magazine columnist Matthew Bishop for having put together his “dream conference” combining his “two favorite themes: privatization and philanthrocapitalism.”   The occasion for this comment

The Center’s 12 gifts of 2012

By on December 19, 2012

It has been another busy and productive year for the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. We have expanded the base of knowledge about nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world; gathered our Philanthropy Fellows family for