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Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00am - 01:30pm
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The current pandemic has shown the immense brittleness and vulnerability of the world’s economy. Extended supply chains have collapsed, many staples are in short supply, and life-saving healthcare in many countries is being rationed. In plotting a course forward, should world leaders aim for a return to an economic system that was so easily and greatly damaged, or should they consider this an opportunity to re-think just what an economy should look like, and how it should function? And how do reporters examine this significant question?

Economic recovery is one of the biggest long-term stories facing journalists, and the world, right now. Join our conversation on Friday at noon with three of the world’s leading minds working in this sphere – ecological economist Jon Erickson Jon Erickson from the University of Vermont, social economist Juliet Schor Juliet Schor from Boston College, and interdisciplinary scholar Nate Hagens Nate Hagens with the Post Carbon Institute. The conversation will be moderated by Dale Willman Dale Willman, award-winning journalist and the Associate Director of the new Resilience Media Project at the Earth Institute Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Following the discussion there will be ample time for questions, along with a discussion of the entry points for journalists hoping to report on a changing economy. Additional on-line resources will also be made available to participants.

With crisis comes opportunity; perhaps this time it’s a chance to shape a new economic story to address both the current global health crisis and the growing climate emergency.

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