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30th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Gus Speth, Neva Goodwin, Stewart Wallis


The global financial system has failed us in its promise, resulting in an environment and society in crisis.  A movement for a new economics, one that supports people and the planet, is emerging as an inevitable response.  The Thirtieth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures introduced three leading voices for a New Economics.

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Event Speakers

James Gustave Speth

James Gustave (Gus) Speth served on the faculty of the Vermont Law School as Professor of Law from 2010 to 2015. He now serves as a Fellow at the Tellus Institute, The Democracy Collaborative, and the Vermont Law School. He is Co-Chair of the Next System Project at The Democracy Collaborative. In 2009 he completed … Continued

Neva Goodwin

Neva Goodwin is co-founder and co-director of the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University, where her projects have included editing a six-volume series, Frontier Issues in Economic Thought (published by Island Press) and a Michigan Press series, Evolving Values for a Capitalist World.  She has edited more than a dozen books, and is the lead author of … Continued

Stewart Wallis

Stewart Wallis was the executive director of the New Economics Foundation, the UK’s leading think tank for social, economic, and environmental justice, from 2003 through 2015. He graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and began his career in marketing and sales with Rio Tinto Zinc. After receiving a master’s degree in business and economics … Continued