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A Green New Deal to Latin America: Challenges to Brazil
February 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This seminar will discuss the political and economic challenges to implement a Green New Deal in Latin America and in the US, comparing the case of Brazil and of the US. The debate is also around how to politically reorganize progressive movements towards an equal and sustainable development.
Jaques Wagner (Senator – Brazil): VP for the senate environmental commission in Brazil, former governor of the State of Bahia and ministry of State during Lula and Dilma governments.
Stephanie Kelton (Stony Brook University): Professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University, Senior economic advisor for Bernie 2020, author of the book “The Deficit Myth”.
Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pensylvania): Professor of sociology at UPenn, where he directs the Socio-spatial Climate Collaborative. He coauthored the book “A Planet to Win: why we need a Green New Deal”.
Randall Wray (Levy Institute): Professor of economics at the Bard College and senior scholar at the Levy Institute. Author from several books including “Modern Money Theory: a primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems”