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Teach In: Reclaiming Our Economy

When: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 4:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Blackman Auditorium • Northeastern University • Boston

Open to Everyone — Join the Conversation!

The purpose of the Teach In is to educate and enlighten about the state of the economy, its impact on individuals and households, the reasons for the long duration of the current Great Recession, and to provide ideas about what can be done to speed economic recovery and enhance economic and social justice.

The Teach In is intended for community members of all ages and walks of life.

The Teach In is being planned by a growing group — initially made up of Northeastern faculty and students — along with partners from the community and other campuses. Faculty and student speakers are being invited from a number of universities and colleges around Boston.  Speakers will also include political, civic, community, business and labor leaders.

We invite you to come for the entire day or for portions of it if you cannot stay for the entire day. In addition, we will be live streaming the event.


  9:00 The economy: where are we now?
10:45 Who’s the system failing? Who’s it working for?
12:30 Politics and economics: what went wrong?
  2:15 What can be done? Reclaiming our economy and our democracy.
  3:45 Wrap-up

Moderated by Professors Barry Bluestone and Michael Dukakis

Confirmed Speakers (so far)

    Noah Berger | Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
    Barry Bluestone | Dean, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern U.
    Lisbeth Cohen | Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard
    Chuck Collins | Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies
    Joe Curtatone | Mayor, City of Somerville
    Bill Dickens | Professor, Department of Economics, Northeastern University
    Michael Dukakis | Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University
    Kathryn Edin | Department of Sociology, Harvard University
    Tim Ferguson | Chair & Managing Partner, Next Street Financial
    Bob Gittens | Vice-President for Community Affairs, Northeastern University
    James Hackney | Professor of Law, Northeastern University
    Tito Jackson | Boston City Council Member
    Charlotte Kahn | Director, Boston Indicators - The Boston Foundation
    Karl Klare | Professor of Law, Northeastern University
    Robert Kuttner  | Co-Editor, The American Prospect
    John Kwoka | Professor, Department of Economics, Northeastern University
    Joe McLaughlin | Senior Researcher, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern U.
    Steve Nathanson | Professor, Philosophy Department, Northeastern University
    Victoria Porrell | Student, Northeastern University
    Mike Ross | Boston City Council Member
    Thomas Shapiro | Professor of Sociology, Heller School, Brandeis University
    Sen. Dan Wolf | Massachusetts State Senate; CEO, Cape Air Airlines
    Zoe Wolf | Senior, Northeastern University

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Sponsored by the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and The Facing our Future Today Public Forum Series at Northeastern University.

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