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The Next System and the Academy... Change in the 2020s

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The Next System and the Academy... Change in the 2020s

Time: April 21, 2021 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: Online
Website or Map: https://cssr.gmu.edu/events/1…
Event Type: academically, oriented, discussion
Organized By: Center for Social Science Research
Latest Activity: Apr 21

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What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?


Our lives feel precarious. Many of us are anxious about the future. And our ability to respond effectively to the social, economic, political, climate, ecological, and human crises of these times is undermined by a widespread sense of crisis fatigue. Into this moment enters a new government in Washington that has promised to “Build Back Better.” But should we build back better only from what the last president called the “American carnage” of recent years, or must we also find ways to overcome the mounting crises of recent decades?

Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Roberto Jesus Clack (Warehouse Workers for Justice), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network).

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