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Lawrence Litvak (Lecturer)

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Personal bio
Larry Litvak, has been a Lecturer in Urban Studies since 2010, and in Public Policy since 2014. He was one of the principals in developing two highly successful, socially-oriented business ventures: Walden Asset Management, one of the pioneers of socially responsible investing, and Working Assets/CREDO Mobile, a telecommunications firm that has generated $78 million of support to progressive non-profits. Both these organizations have major advocacy programs, the former focusing on changing corporate behavior and the latter on changing on public policy (CREDO Action). He also has advised state and local governments on the financing of job and housing development. Larry served for many years on the board of the Tides Foundation and Center, a leading funder and sponsor of social justice advocacy. He has also been a board member of domestic and international community loan funds, social service providers, a public oversight board, and an anti-viral drug development enterprise. Larry has been a decision-maker in awarding more than $100 million to various social sector initiatives, including many advocacy organizations. In addition, he has participated in several political campaigns around the country. He was a leading organizer in the Stanford and national South Africa divestment movement in the late 1970s. Larry has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University and a master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Currently teaching
CSRE 178P: The Science and Practice of Effective Advocacy (Spring)
PUBLPOL 178: The Science and Practice of Effective Advocacy (Spring)
PUBLPOL 200A: Senior Practicum (Autumn)
URBANST 131: VIP: Very Impactful People - Social Innovation & the Social Entrepreneur (Autumn)
URBANST 132: Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector (Winter)
URBANST 178: The Science and Practice of Effective Advocacy (Spring)
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