Joel L. Fleishman

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Position: Director

Organization: Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University

Location: Durham, NC

Joel L. Fleishman

Joel L. Fleishman is a co-convener of the Expert Advisory Group.

Joel L. Fleishman is professor of law and public policy studies at Duke University, where he directs the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions. He has held a number of administrative positions at Duke, including first senior vice president and director of the Foundation Strategy and Impact Research Program. In 1993, Mr. Fleishman relinquished his administrative duties to become president of The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, Inc., which advises clients on their charitable giving. He held that position until January 2001, when he was appointed senior advisor at APS, and he returned to full-time status at Duke in 2003. Mr. Fleishman's scholarship reflects his long-standing interest in ethics, public policy, and nonprofit organizations, with his most recent articles focusing on public trust in nonprofits. He currently serves as chairman of the boards of the Urban Institute and of the Markle Foundation, and as trustee of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Artscroll Mesorah Heritage Foundation, the American Hebrew Academy, and the Partnership for Public Service. He is also chairman of the visiting committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Fleishman is a member of the boards of the Boston Scientific Corporation, the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, and the James River Insurance Group. He received his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master's degree in law from Yale University.

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