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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
What is the Next System?

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At a moment in which corporate capitalism seems so deeply entrenched, could there be a just, sustainable, and democratic alternative? Are there feasible paths to get us there? Renowned environmentalist James Gustave Speth and political economist Gar Alperovitz answer those questions with a resounding yes! Co-chairs of the Next System Project, launched just last year, they will recount the Project’s major ambitions and accomplishments, discuss the historical moment in our politics and economy, assess the opportunities that are emerging to transform our society, and highlight the work already underway to build toward the next system.

Moderators
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Keane Bhatt

Senior Associate for Policy & Strategy, The Democracy Collaborative - Next System Project
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Dana Brown

Deputy Director, The Next System Project
System change! Finding ways to radically transform the architecture of the current political-economic system in order to produce a more sustainable, equitable and just future.

Speakers
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Gar Alperovitz

The Next System Project
Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. For fifteen years, he served as the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. | | He is the author... Read More →
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Gus Speth

Gus Speth: Co-chair of the Next System Project and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, Speth is a also faculty at the Vermont School of Law and an award-winning author. Bringing decades of experience in sustainable development and environmental advocacy from organizations like the UNDP, the World Resources Institute and U.S. Council on Environmental Quality (Carter Administration), Speth currently serves on the boards of the New Economy... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Bulger Communication Center East


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