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Mark Sidel

Mark Sidel

Specialist on nonprofit and philanthropic organizations; China, Vietnam, and India; and human trafficking

Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs Law School Home page Twitter: @marksidel


  • Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations (including charitable activities, private foundations, community foundations, accountability, transparency, etc.)
  • Law and regulation in China, Vietnam and India
  • China-US relations and US relations with Asia
  • Human trafficking and involuntary servitude (particularly from and in Asia)
  • Self-regulation, accreditation, licensing, especially of nonprofit and philanthropic groups


  • Past president, International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), the international academic group supporting research on nonprofits, civil society, and philanthropy
  • Past member, Community Foundations National Standard Board of the U.S. Council of Foundations
  • ICNL-Cordaid Civil Liberties Prize, 2008
  • Consultant for Asia, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) (Washington)
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (Vietnam) and other organizations