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EVIL: Should we speak of it in the 21st century?Start: February 22, 2006 @ 3:00 pm
End: February 23, 2006 @ 5:50 am
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Our topic for this meeting was: EVIL; Should We Speak of it in the 21st Century? It was presented by Danny L. Balfour, who is the professor and director of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Balfour acknowledged that his vocational involvements and interests may seem to have been disparate upon a surface inspection, but he explained the connections and the common threads running throughout, from religious studies, to administration, policy and business management issues, to historical research and the study of evil in societies.
About Daniel Balfour, PhD
Professor and director of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley State University
Danny L. Balfour, who is the professor and director of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University. He received a BA in history from Michigan State University and a PhD in public administration from Florida State University. He was also Professor of Religion atF.S.U. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of organizational theory and behavior, social policy, administrative ethics, and the Holocaust. Professor Balfour has published more than 20 scholarly articles and book chapters. He is co-author of Unmasking Administrative Evil (M.E. Sharpe, 2004l Sage Publications, 1998), which won the 1998 Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration, the 1998 Best Book Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management, and the 2002 Book Award from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 1999 he was named a Distinguished Faculty Member by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of Universities and won the Academician of the Year Award from the West Michigan Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. In April 2000, he received an Administrative/Professional Service Award from Grand Valley State University. He served as the managing editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education from 1995 to 2000. He was elected the 1997 Program Chair of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management and served as the Division Chair for 1998–1999.