Cameron Conner is a Researcher and Writer at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. In collaboration with David Bollier, he is working to identify, develop, and publicize educational resources on contemporary commons in the United States. Cameron’s role also extends to supporting other projects undertaken by the Schumacher Center, particularly those relating to various forms of commons-based finance.
Cameron came to the Schumacher Center from Walla Walla, Washington where he led the development and implementation of the City’s first-ever Neighborhood Engagement Program, an initiative designed to facilitate the growth of urban commons. Cameron’s interest in commoning stems from his many years working in Fair Trade and international development, where he first gained an appreciation for the power of collective action and community wealth building practices. He has worked under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in northern Greece and is a co-founder of the Conscious Connections Foundation (CCF)—a non-profit dedicated to providing primary healthcare, disaster relief, and K-12 education for girls in remote areas of Nepal. He is a 2020 Watson Fellow, a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow, and an avid believer in the power of
sincere, purposeful conversation.