L. David Brown is Lecturer in Public Policy and Associate Director for International Programs at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Prior to coming to Harvard he was President of the Institute for Development Research, a nonprofit center for development research and consultation, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University. His research and consulting has focused on institution building, particularly for civil society organizations and networks, that fosters sustainable development and social transformation. He has written or edited Creating Credibility: Legitimicy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society,Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction (with Srilatha Batliwala), The Struggle for Accountability: NGOs, Social Movements and the World Bank (with Jonathan Fox),and Managing Conflict at Organizational Interfaces. He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in India and a Peace Corps community organizer in Ethiopia.