Michael Shuman and Judy Wicks in conversation

Moderated by Merrian Goggio Borgeson



In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures, we are highlighting the work of past speakers, asking for updates of their earlier remarks, and inviting them to reflect on current conditions.

On Thursday, July 9 at 2pm Eastern, Michael Shuman and Judy Wicks engaged in a virtual conversation on Zoom moderated by Merrian Goggio Borgeson. They reflected on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities and commented on each other’s work. Registration is free. A question and answer period with participants followed initial presentations.

Past lectures by our speakers include:

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Event Speakers

Michael H. Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He’s Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation, and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City.  He is also a Senior Researcher for Council Fire and Local Analytics, where he performed economic-development … Continued

Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks is a leader, writer, and speaker in the localization movement. She began buying from local farmers in 1986 for her restaurant, White Dog Café, which she started on the first floor of her Philadelphia row house in 1983. Realizing that helping other restaurants connect with local farmers would strengthen the regional food system, … Continued

Merrian Goggio Borgeson

Merrian Goggio Borgeson is a Senior Scientist for the Climate and Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Merrian champions stronger climate policies by providing analysis and strategic guidance to help us shift to efficient, renewable energy. She works closely with policymakers and stakeholders at the state, regional and national levels. Prior to joining … Continued