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  • Reforming our Monetary System – Challenges and Opportunities
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.01

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Reforming our Monetary System – Challenges and Opportunities

    Money Talks returns with Michael White and Steven Walsh of the American Monetary Institute to discuss monetary Reform

    Over the last twenty years, calls for a fundamental reform of the monetary system have taken various shapes. Their common thread lies in the dissatisfaction with the current privately-generated money supply, which is premised on perpetual debt creation underwritten by the central bank. In this Money Talk workshop, Michael White and Steven Walsh will discuss major developments in the history of money and reform in America and the world, culminating in contemporary ‘state of the art’ approaches to reform, including opening up Reserve accounts and an introduction to how parity pricing for raw materials could radically improve a future economy.

    Michael White is a historian and international teacher, he has been researching and writing a book on understanding money and monetary history. Steve Walsh is a Chicago based school teacher and organizer. He is one of the leaders American Monetary Institute, and has been active in parity pricing for farmers in recent years.

    Date: Friday, November 1
    Speakers: Michael White and Steven Walsh 
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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  • The Golden Path of Sacred Rule Economics
    Seminar
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    2019.11.02

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This one-day forum will shine a light on the perennial economic wisdom and teachings that have guided great civilizations in the past.

    Our current system of neoliberal economics is a false and deceptive ideology that is causing enormous personal/planetary pain, grotesque wealth inequality and unending wars. Sacred Rule Economics sets forth principles and policies that guided several ancient civilizations in attaining a high degree of social harmony, overall well-being and the flourishing of the arts. This one-day forum will shine a light on these perennial wisdom teachings and suggest ways they can be put in place in New York and worldwide. By the end of the forum you may have clear ideas about what you can do to pull our country out of its current nosedive, end the corruption of economics, and build a “win-win” world that works for everyone.

    Presenters:

    Charles R. Avila: Executive Director of the Confederation of National Coconut Farmers’ Organizations of the Philippines. He is the author of the now classic book Ownership: Early Christian Teachings. A former mayor of the town of his birth (Tanauan Leyte), he has served as Consultant of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, as Secretary-General of the 18-nation Asian Cultural Forum on Development, a Research Fellow at the Centro Intercultural de Documentacion in Mexico, at the Institute for Food and Development Policy in San Francisco, a Staff Writer of South Magazine in London, a lecturer on agrarian reforms at the Land Reform Training Institute in Taiwan, and Deputy Secretary General of the Philippine Congress of Agrarian and Industrial Workers. Based in Manila he continues to be involved in the coconut levy funds case, mining issues, and the cause of the peasantry.

    Alanna Hartzok: Co-founder/co-director of Earth Rights Institute, a United Nations NGO representative, and a transpersonal psychologist. She received the Radical Middle Book Award for her book The Earth Belongs to Everyone, a collection of 30 of her articles and essays and the International Earth Day Award presented by the Earth Society Foundation. She has given lectures and seminars in more than 30 countries and is currently working on implementation projects based on the public finance recommendations of the New Urban Agenda. Hartzok was the Green Party candidate for Congress in 2001 in her congressional district and the Democratic Party candidate in 2014. She enjoys tending to organic gardens, animals and grandchildren on her micro-farm in south central Pennsylvania.

  • Private Event
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2019.11.02

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.05

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    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: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 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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  • Economics for Sustainable Prosperity
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.07

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

    This course will explain why poverty and environmental degradation are not a curse but the result of bad economic choices.
    The purpose of this 5-session course is to offer an introduction to political economy in the tradition of Henry George as presented in his best seller “Progress and Poverty”.

    We will introduce the key concepts, axioms and fundamental laws of the discipline and use this understanding to analyze and explain economic issues in the real world. The course will discuss current problems such as automation and climate change and propose policies to address these in line with George’s teachings.

    Instructor: Marty Rowland, PhD.
    Dates: Thursdays, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.

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  • SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.12

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    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: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 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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  • Sound Economics: Motives in Musical Economics
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    2019.11.14

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    SOUND ECONOMICS: MOTIVES IN MUSICAL ECONOMICS

    Award winning composer, Jeremiah Bornfield introduces Juilliard talent The Cramer Quartet as artists in residence for the inaugural season of Sound Economics at The Henry George School in a unique series of virtuosic and entertaining lecture concerts alternating with programs presenting live film scores.


    JEREMIAH BORNFIELD:

    Jeremiah Bornfield began his career composing new audio/visual art, and classical concert music commissions for virtuoso performers and ensembles in New York City and globally,  premiering works at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Taipei National Theater.  His award winning original music for media represents a catalog of hundreds of original works for film, television, and the web, including a 10 season CLIO nominated commercial brand launch, and original score for the Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, “Diane”.

    Jeremiah received a masters degree in composition from Hunter College with Shafer Mahoney and studied composition for mixed chamber ensembles in the studio of Conrad Cummings at Juilliard. He has participated in The SCL’s Composer Mentor Program, BMI Commercial Composition Workshop, Mark Morris Dance accompanist training and ASCAP Film Scoring Program at NYU. He has written commissions, collaborated with, and/or recorded with the Grammy nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, Prague Philharmonic Players, Attacca Quartet, So Percussion, Lech Antonio Uszynski, Nouveau Classical Project, Geoffrey Burleson, Metropolis Opera Project, Gregg Smith Singers, and Hunter College Opera among others. Beyond writing, he has also had the great joy of working on his projects with Emmy and Academy Award winning engineers at Soundtrack Studios and Skywalker Sound.


    THE CRAMER QUARTET:

    Jessica Park, Violin

    Praised as an “exceptional talent” by the Frankfurter Neue Presse, violinist Jessica Park captivates audiences from New York to Seoul with a diverse and compelling array of solo and chamber music performances. Equally at home on both modern and baroque violins,

    Ms. Park has appeared internationally at such venues as the Cologne Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Grand Theatre, and the Vienna Konzerthaus; and stateside at Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Hall (Boston), and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

    A versatile and imaginative artist, Ms. Park is in high demand as an interpreter of baroque and classical repertoire. She can be heard frequently with the country’s premier period instrument ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque,

    Trinity Baroque Orchestra, The American Classical Orchestra, and New York Baroque Incorporated. Her duo with fortepianist Ji-Young Kim was recently featured at the Boston Early Music Festival, and in 2017 Ms. Park founded the Cramer Quartet, a period instrument string quartet.

    Ms. Park’s commitment to the art of string quartet playing has resonated strongly throughout her career, resulting in performances at the Metropolitan Museum, the Morgan Library, the New York Historical Society, and WQXR. She has worked closely with members of the Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Mendelssohn, Orion, Tokyo, and Ying Quartets. In 2018, Ms. Park and the Cramer Quartet participated in an intensive residency program at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

    A native of Cincinnati, Ms. Park moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard, as well as a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music. Ms. Park was also a Fellow at the

    Yale School of Music, where she was a member of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. Ms. Park’s principal teachers include Mark Steinberg, Ronald Copes, Hyo Kang, and Robert Mealy.

    Ms. Park resides in New York City, where she enjoys baking, reading, and running in Central Park. 


    Chiara Fasani Stauffer, Violin

    Swiss violinist Chiara Fasani Stauffer enjoys playing music ranging from the Baroque to the twenty-first century and has had the privilege of performing across three continents. Since relocating to the United States in 2012, Stauffer co-founded Time Canvas,

    a chamber music group committed to bringing innovative music to people across a broad section of society. In addition to her duties as a violinist, she serves as the artistic director of the ensemble. As a baroque violinist Stauffer performs with ensembles such as Apollo’s Fire, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Sebastians; and, she is a 2019 English Concert American Fellow. Other performance highlights include an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with the East 4th

    Street Quartet, recording a critically acclaimed jazz album with saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio’s Transcendental Orchestra, and performing live on radio station WCLV as part of the new music group FiveOne Experimental Orchestra. Stauffer holds degrees from the

    Juilliard School and the Basel Hochschule für Musik, as well as a minor from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.


    Keats Dieffenbach, Viola

    Equally comfortable on the stages of Carnegie Hall and the set of Saturday Night Live, Keats Dieffenbach has established herself as a unique artist with infinitely varied interests and abilities. Lauded by the New York Times as an “impressive performer,” Keats’

    dual specialization in contemporary and historical performance on multiple instruments keeps her in demand with many leading ensembles. Keats is a member of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble, Juilliard415, and The Serenade Quartet, and she has appeared frequently with The Knights, A Far Cry chamber orchestra, and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect with whom she held a prestigious two-year fellowship position. An avid chamber musician, Keats’ collaborators have ranged from Emanuel Ax and

    Christian Tetzlaff to indie rock sensation Vampire Weekend. She has served as concertmaster under many leading conductors and has worked closely with composers Steve Reich, Shulamit Ran, Nico Muhly, and others. Keats studied modern violin with Robert Mann at

    The Juilliard School and served as Donald Weilerstein’s teaching assistant at New England Conservatory. She recently graduated from Juilliard’s Historical Performance program as a baroque violin student of Cynthia Roberts and Elizabeth Blumenstock.


    Shirley Hunt, Cello

    Internationally respected cellist and viola da gamba player Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Contemporary eras.  Praised by The Strad as “stylish and accomplished,” she embraces an eclectic musical life as a multi-instrumental soloist and collaborator.

    Ms. Hunt recently released her second solo album,  J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 2. The recording is the second installment in an ambitious three-part recording project featuring Bach’s complete cello suites and viola da gamba sonatas.  Ms. Hunt’s previous recordings have been praised for her “soulful renditions,” “high-wire interpretations,” and “resonant, singing tone that stays in the mind” (Facts & Arts).

    In high demand as viola da gamba soloist and continuo cellist for the Passions, Cantatas, and Concertos of J.S. Bach, Ms. Hunt has performed and recorded with the nation’s leading period instrument ensembles including Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia

    Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Bach Collegium San Diego, the Sebastians, New York Baroque Incorporated, Sonnambula, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity.

    Ms. Hunt has performed solo recitals at DePaul University, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Boston Public Library, King’s Chapel, the Loring-Greenough House, the Early Music Series at the Bryon Colby Barn, and Spectrum NYC.  Since 2011 Ms. Hunt has performed a yearly recital as an artist-in-residence at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.  She has also appeared at the Phillips Collection, The Strathmore Mansion, the Library of Congress, La Jolla Music Society, National Sawdust, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ms. Hunt was born into a musical family and is the younger sister of the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  Ms. Hunt divides her time between Boston and New York City.  She performs on a 1775 English cello by William Forster Sr.

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  • Understanding the Chinese Model – State Capitalism or Market-Maoism?
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.15

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

     

    Understanding the Chinese Model – State Capitalism or Market-Maoism?

    As China experiments with its unique form of indigenous capitalism, it managed to pull 800 million people out of poverty in a record time while it maintained a strong economy despite the dire predictions of Western pundits. At the same time many of its counterparts in the West are facing very economically challenging times. In this interactive seminar Michael Bucher asks what’s driving China’s success story and what lessons the rest of the world can learn from one of the greatest social experiments of the century.

    Instructor: Michael Bucher
    Date: Friday November 15
    Time : 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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  • Capitalism in Peril – Democratic Socialism to the Rescue?
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.18

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Capitalism in Peril – Democratic Socialism to the Rescue?

    Since its emergence in the late 1700s, Capitalism has been the most successful economic system that the world has ever seen. However, the colorful success stories cannot hide the grim realities of extreme income inequality, cyclical instability, social destitution and what has been termed by some as the ecological “death spiral”. In this interactive seminar, Ted Auerbach presents the democratic socialist alternative and, discusses its potential for recapturing the lost genius of American prosperity.

    Mr. Auerbach is a New York based retired school teacher. He has been a peace and social justice activist for over 50 years.

    Date: Monday November 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Speaker: Ted Auerbach

    Registration fee: $5
    Payment or proof of payment must be provided at event.

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  • Stadium Socialism
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.20

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Our Crony Capitalism series returns with this interactive seminar on “Stadium Socialism”

    The struggle between cronyism and true capitalism for the soul of the US economy has always been a defining features of our economic history. For the past few decades however, cronyism seems to have gained the upper hand. This seminar documents and explains a phenomenon known as “Stadium Socialism”, a type of cronyism that manifests itself in the form of generous subsidies and various tax incentives to the wealthy.

    Location: 149 East 38th Street New York, NY 10016

    Date: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

    Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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  • Economics for Sustainable Prosperity
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.11.21

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

    This course will explain why poverty and environmental degradation are not a curse but the result of bad economic choices.
    The purpose of this 5-session course is to offer an introduction to political economy in the tradition of Henry George as presented in his best seller “Progress and Poverty”.

    We will introduce the key concepts, axioms and fundamental laws of the discipline and use this understanding to analyze and explain economic issues in the real world. The course will discuss current problems such as automation and climate change and propose policies to address these in line with George’s teachings.

    Instructor: Marty Rowland, PhD.
    Dates: Thursdays, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.

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