Lawrence Chickering

Successful Community Organizing in Public Housing Projects in the U.S. Has Many Similarities to Organizing in Third World Countries

A. Lawrence Chickering is a social entrepreneur and writer who designs and implements civil society strategies in public policy. He is founder and President of Educate Girls Globally (EGG), which has developed a powerful program for promoting girls’ education and empowering traditional communities by reforming government schools, partnering with the government of the very tribal state of Rajasthan in India. He has concentrated his recent writing on the uses of civil society in foreign policy and, more specifically, in counterinsurgency warfare. He is coauthor of Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security (2006). His other, great interest is conflict management and the search for a transpartisan politics. He has written two books on that subject: Beyond Left and Right (1993) and (with James S. Turner) Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life (2008). He is a regular contributor to the SWJ.


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