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Tom Dewar

Tom Dewar now splits his time between Baltimore, and Bologna Italy. He recently left Aspen’s Roundtable on Community Change, where he co-authored “Voices from the Field III” and “Resident Led Community Building.” Before that he taught International Development in Bologna through Johns Hopkins University, was director of evaluation for the MacArthur Foundation, worked at Rainbow Research, and was a professor at Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. His work has addressed many topics, including citizen leadership, new forms of organizing, asset based community development, integration of labeled people into community life, and the dangers of an over-reliance on professionals. He has led evaluations on juvenile justice, neighborhood revitalization, employment and training, peacemaking and conflict resolution. He is the father of three and grandfather of four.