Open Society University Network Economic Democracy Initiative recently ran a “Democratizing Work after the Pandemic,” public speaker series that brought prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines to interrogate the importance of democratizing work as an economic, geopolitical and civic project in a world that is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Geography and sustainability professor Noel Healy was one of these speakers. His talk entitled, “A just transition for whom? The contested politics of global decarbonization,” can be viewed online.
Professor Healy was also recently was an invited panelist at the Global Forum on Democratizing Work. Professor Healy's talk "The green new deal: Just Transitions within a 1.5C world,” can be viewed online. David Freund, of the University of Maryland, was the other panelist.
The Open Society University Network welcomes undergraduate applications for its summer workshop in Public Finance and Economic Policy (June 6-10, 2022). Organized and hosted by the OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative, this five-day workshop is for undergraduate students interested in public policy to tackle economic instability and insecurity, and in understanding the financing capacity and policy space available to governments to pursue these aims.
All undergraduate students, regardless of whether they attend an OSUN institution or not, are welcome. Applicants from partner OSUN institutions are eligible for financial assistance and are especially encouraged to apply.
Any Salem State Students that are interested in this summer school should contact Professor Noel Healy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.