On April 13th, 2013, the Universities for a New Economy conference at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) will investigate the particular role universities can play in promoting a shift towards a more democratic and socially and ecologically sustainable economic system. Organized by the NSSR Economics Student Union, the conference will bring together academic, organizational and grassroots leaders from the new-economy movement for a series of informative panels and interactive workshops.
Participants will leave equipped with a deeper knowledge of some commonly discussed “new-economy” concepts and empowered with a practical understanding of steps they can take to transform universities into engines of economic system change. The conference will ideally help launch a broader, continuing discussion about progressive economics change in the world of higher education, and inspire advocacy in this direction. It will likewise mark an opportunity for new-economy organizations and institutions such as worker-owned and self-directed enterprises to begin building relationships with the New School and broader NYC university community.
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