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2nd Annual Summer Institute in New Economics – Wind Point, Wisconsin, August 12-18.

Organization: Boston College Summer Institute in New Economics

Title: 2nd Annual Summer Institute in New Economics

Location:  Wingspread Retreat Center, Wind Point, Wisconsin

Date: August 12-18, 2013.


Dire ecological news and the failures of the global economy are fuelling interest in a “new economics” grounded in principles of ecological sustainability, the democratization of wealth, community empowerment and social and digital connection. Following the success of last year’s first annual Boston College Summer Institute in New Economics, we will be holding another session from August 12-18, 2013.

We will bring together a group of distinguished faculty who are pursuing research and practice in this emerging field. Faculty include Juliet Schor (Boston College), Gar Alperovitz (University of Maryland), Joel Rogers (University of Wisconsin), Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation and University of Amsterdam), and Gill Seyfang (University of East Anglia). Practitioners working on new economy projects will join us for workshops. Together with a dynamic group of students, we will meet for an intensive program of classes, workshops, and participatory sessions. Grdauate students attending the Institute can expect to leave with a solid grounding in the latest research and theory, and as part of a network of faculty and other graduate students.

This year’s institute will be held at the Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread Retreat Center, a historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed home at Wind Point, Wisconsin. Wingspread is an exceptional facility at the shores of Lake Michigan that fosters productive conversations, creativity, and community. It is located on 32 acres of land and is ideal for hiking, biking, and swimming. Wingspread offers superb dining and accommodations. If you are interested in attending this year’s Institute, please be in touch with us at [email protected]. The cost of the Institute is $500 and scholarships are available for participants.

Application Information:

Applications open for submission April 1st, rolling admissions.

The Institute is open to any graduate student in any field, including, but not limited to Sociology, Environmental Studies, Economics, and Anthropology. Preference will be given to PhD students, but the program is open to MA, MS, and MBA students.

Applications should include an application form (see website), statement of purpose describing research interests and demonstrating a commitment to the field of new economy (broadly defined), transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Please go to for more information.

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