“Universities and the New Economy” will be a one-day conference at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) dedicated to investigating the particular role that universities can play in advancing the understanding and development of new-economy practices and institutions. Hosted by the NSSR Economics Student Union, the New Economy Network and the New Economics Institute, the conference will bring together academic, organizational and grassroots leaders from the new-economy space for a series of informative panels and interactive workshops.
Participants will leave equipped with a deeper knowledge of “new-economy” concepts and empowered with a practical understanding of steps they can take to transform universities into pillars of the new economy. As part of a broader strategy for a new-economy campaign at the New School, the conference will ideally mark the starting point of a student led effort to implement curricular and institutional changes along the lines of those discussed at the conference. 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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