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Mark Sidel

Mark Sidel

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

Professor, law Law School Work: 608-262-5608 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations (including charitable activities, private foundations, community foundations, accountability, transparency, etc.)
  • Human trafficking and involuntary servitude
  • Law and regulation in China, Vietnam, and India and South Asia
  • Asia-US relations
  • 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
  • Member, Community Foundations National Standard Board of the U.S. Council of Foundations
  • ICNL-Cordaid Civil Liberties Prize, 2008
  • Senior fellow, The Philanthropic Initiative (Boston); member, Advisory Council, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) (Washington)
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (Vietnam); International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL); and other organizations