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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.01

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/25, 5/1
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • Debating Monetary Reform – A Hard Look at MMT
    Seminar
    1:30 pm-4:00 pm
    2019.05.04

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Debating Monetary Reform – A Hard Look at MMT

    Our May 4th Money Talks workshop will feature a debate on Monetary Reform with four distinguished speakers, James Keenan and Adam Rice from Deficit Owls NYC, Sue Peters from the Alliance for Just Money and Dan Sullivan from the Council of Georgist Organizations.

    Speakers:

    Adam Rice and James Keenan
    Topic: Modern Monetary Theory –  The Very Basics

    Dan Sullivan
    Topic:  Can MMT Work Without Demonetizing Bank Credit?

    Sue Peters
    Topic: What Makes the U.S. Greenback a Sovereign Money

    Moderator: Allen Smith

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.06

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.13

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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  • Congestion Pricing is Coming to New York City – Is it fair? Will it Work?
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2019.05.14

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Congestion Pricing is Coming to New York City – Is it fair? Will it Work?

    The long-awaited and hard fought congestion pricing policy is here. Although the measure is going into effect in 2021, many are questioning its fairness while others are touting its prospects for ushering in a new era of urban sustainability. Join us for a lively discussion of the potential challenges facing the first experiment of its kind in the United States.

    Our panelists include Bhairavi Desai from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Dr. Jonas Shaende, Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, Dr. Marty Rowland of the Henry George School, and Ben Schulman, Director of The Newburgh Packet. The panel presentations will be followed by a community Q&A.

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.20

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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  • COURSE 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.28

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 1: Entrepreneurship

    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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