International taxation podcasts

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    Notre-Dame: lessons for philanthropy

    14 May 2019 - What lessons can we take from the recent surge of philanthropy in response to the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris?
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    Rob Reich on philanthropy, democracy and inequality

    27 November 2018 - We talk to Professor Rob Reich from Stanford University about his new book 'Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better and about his wider work exploring the political philosophy of philanthropy'.
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    Criticisms of philanthropy with Krystian Seibert

    29 January 2019 - We chat to Krystian Seibert, an Industry Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
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    Learning from the history of philanthropy, with Ben Soskis

    26 June 2018 - Rhod is joined by Ben Soskis, a Fellow at the Urban Institute and editor of, for a wide-ranging chat about the history of philanthropy and what it can teach us about the big challenges facing charities and donors today.
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    Involuntary philanthropy

    10 April 2018 - In this episode, Rhod looks at whether philanthropic giving is always a choice on the part of the donor, or whether it can sometimes be compelled.
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    Old money VS new money

    13 March 2018 - We explore what the difference between inherited and created wealth means for philanthropy with topics including; attitudes to wealth, future money and pre-commitment, and cryptophilanthropy.
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    Philanthropy, death and taxes; part 2

    27 February 2018 - We look at the link between tax and philanthropy with topics including; importance and controversy, justifying philanthropic tax breaks and do philanthropic tax breaks work?


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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri