Henry George School of Social Science Calendar

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December 13 - December 19
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    Cooperative Individualism - The Elegant Recipe for a Just Society
    Session 15

    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Cooperative Individualism – The Elegant Recipe for a Just Society

    Joins us in this course to learn about cooperative individualism, the simple but elegant recipe for a just society.

    This course examines the origins and history of cooperative individualism, a set of principles argued as essential to the creation of just societies. Unlike the old divide between Left and Right, Cooperative Individualism offers a “Third Way” that reconciles property rights and human rights.

    The instructor, Edward J. Dodson retired in 2005 after three decades of management and analyst responsibilities in the housing finance industry. For most of that time he has taught political economy and lectured on history at the Henry George School of Social Science and Temple University. He is the author of a three-volume work, “The Discovery of First Principles” and a contributing writer to several periodicals devoted to promotion of the system of political economy developed in the late 19th  century by Henry George. In 1997 he established the online education and research project, the School of Cooperative Individualism.

    Instructor: Edward J. Dodson
    Dates: Tuesdays: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12

    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    9 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

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    A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar

    9:00 am-10:30 am
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016


    Join us for an interactive discussion on wealth inequality and the “Great Game” on the control of natural resources.
    In this webinar organized jointly by the Henry George School and the International Union for Land Value Taxation, Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar will unpack one of the most destructive features of our economic system and the many different ways it drives wealth inequality.

    They will also focus on China – US relations and their understanding of the “Great Game” regarding control of the world’s resources.

    Date: Wednesday December 16th 2020

    Time: 9:00 am in New York 9:00 pm in Bangkok

    Michael Hudson is an American economist, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a researcher at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, former Wall Street analyst, political consultant, commentator and journalist. … He identifies himself as a classical economist. Michael is the author of J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others. His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, and Russian

    Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil, is a correspondent/editor-at-large at Asia Times, and columnist for Consortium News (D.C.) and Strategic Culture (Moscow) . Since the mid-1980s he has lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Singapore/Bangkok. He has extensively covered Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Iran, Iraq and the wider Middle East. Pepe is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (2007); Red Zone Blues: a Snapshot of Baghdad during the Surge. He was contributing editor to The Empire and the Crescent (Amal Books, Bristol); Tutto in Vendita (Nuovi Mondi Media, Italy).His last two books are Empire of Chaos (2014) and 2030 (2015). Pepe is also associated with the Paris-based European Academy of Geopolitics. When not on the road, he lives between Sao Paulo, Paris and Bangkok.


    A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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    Session 5

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016


    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and will enable the learner 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 entrepreneurship 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.

    TIME: 6:30PM – 8:00PM EST
    Dates: Thursdays: 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
    5 sessions
    A link to each class will be provide before the start via email.


    • 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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