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Nwamaka Agbo and Stacy Mitchell in Conversation

In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot, 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, August 20 at 2pm Eastern, Nwamaka Agbo and Stacy Mitchell engaged in a virtual conversation on Zoom, moderated by Niamh Leonard. They reflected on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities, with comments on each other’s work. A question and answer period with participants followed initial presentations.

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Nwamaka Agbo

Restorative Economics practitioner Nwamaka Agbo brings a solutions-oriented approach to her project management consulting. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports projects that build resilient, healthy and self-determined communities rooted in shared prosperity. In addition to her consulting practice, Nwamaka is an Associate … Continued

Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a broad range of allies to design and implement policies to reverse corporate concentration and strengthen local enterprise. Mitchell’s reports and articles about the dangers of concentrated economic power have influenced … Continued

Niamh Leonard

Niamh  Leonard first learned about the Schumacher Center in 2012 when her father began visiting the archives and writing E.F. Schumacher’s intellectual biography. Throughout her economics degree and in the years since, her regular visits to the Berkshires have become moments of meaning and connection: an opportunity to learn from thinkers past and present who … Continued

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