Billionaires vs. the Blob. Behind a Challenge to the "Forever War" Foreign Policy Consensus

Billionaires vs. the Blob. Behind a Challenge to the "Forever War" Foreign Policy Consensus

Philanthropy has been largely passive as endless wars and soaring defense spending have diverted resources away from pressing domestic challenges. Now, in a striking collaboration, George Soros and Charles Koch aim to disrupt the status quo.

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Man Bites Dog? Not Quite. But Koch Support for Criminal Justice Reform is Pretty Interesting

Man Bites Dog? Not Quite. But Koch Support for Criminal Justice Reform is Pretty Interesting

Charles Koch’s foundation has been giving millions for research and policy advocacy aimed at reducing mass incarceration, changing sentencing laws, and other criminal justice reforms. But this funding isn’t as a surprising as it might seem.

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Not Just Koch Money: The Larger Debate About Donor Clout and Transparency in Campus Gifts

Not Just Koch Money: The Larger Debate About Donor Clout and Transparency in Campus Gifts

While a court ruling on Koch giving to GMU recently affirmed the veil of privacy that often surrounds university gifts, various stakeholders feel they have a strong interest in knowing what campus donors expect in return for their money. 

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Getting Realist: Charles Koch Ramps Up Efforts to Reshape U.S. Foreign Policy

Getting Realist: Charles Koch Ramps Up Efforts to Reshape U.S. Foreign Policy

The billionaire is giving millions to universities to promote a less interventionist U.S. foreign policy. It's a ripe moment for such grantmaking, with the public weary of war and an "America First" populist in office. 

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Charles Koch and a Sports Legend Walk Into a Bar Together. Will Poverty Fall as a Result?

Charles Koch and a Sports Legend Walk Into a Bar Together. Will Poverty Fall as a Result?

Koch backing of the anti-poverty group Stand Together is part of a larger shift toward a kinder and gentler philanthropic profile—after years of bad press. Now, NFL star Deion Sanders is in the mix. 

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Why Is This Koch Brother Getting Jazzed About Training Electricians?

The Charles Koch Foundation handles most of the brothers’ contested involvement in higher education. Until now, they have seen universities mainly as a vehicle for promoting their libertarian ideology. Late last month, however, Charles Koch told Wichita Business Journal about his foundation’s new interest in postsecondary vocational education.
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Can Koch Money Come To Campus Without a Fight? Ask Catholic University

Foundations controlled by the Koch brothers are major donors to colleges and universities. But before going after this money, it's worth considering the headaches that may ensue. A case in point: Catholic University of America’s business and economics school recently accepted a $1 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation -- only to find itself embroiled in controversy.
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