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Speaker: Lily Ginsburg

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Lily Ginsburg is a junior at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. As a politically active student and next generation heterodox economist, her current work focuses on ecological, feminist, institutional and political economics, critical legal studies, money theory, the history of economic thought, and monetary, legal and financial history. Last year, she completed a thesis entitled, "Solving for E: Constructing a Policy-Focused Radical Vision of a New America Using Adolph Lowe’s Instrumental Method Where E = Highest Likelihood of Ecological Flourishment for Greatest Number of Species Including Our Own." It drew heavily from the degrowth literature and marxian economics. After finishing her undergraduate and doctoral studies, she plans to enter the fields of degrowth advocacy and policy-design.

Lily Ginsburg grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where she learned everything she knows about social justice, humility and respect as she attended highly diverse schools and witnessed the tolls that social stigmas took on her family. Her lived experiences became the fodder for her intellectual curiosity and commitment to radical transformation, and she is now fortunate to attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. During her time in college, she has done extensive work with community based nonprofits in Providence and Yonkers. Some of the personal initiatives she has undertaken both independently and with these organizations include the establishment of a weekend meals program in a food insecure neighborhood, the creation of an impact investment club to promote socially responsible investment, and efforts to establish accessibility of information and public awareness around the fracking industry, climate change and public health. In the political arena, she started as a campaign organizer with Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign, and has since carried forth her political engagement on a variety of local campaigns. Additional activities she enjoys include poetry writing, biking, and being in the stroke seat on her crew team at school. She also holds a lifelong love of languages with an extensive background in both Spanish and Russian. Last year, she completed a thesis entitled, “Solving for E: Constructing a Policy-Focused Radical Vision of a New America Using Adolph Lowe’s Instrumental Method Where E = Highest Likelihood of Ecological Flourishment for Greatest Number of Species Including Our Own,” which drew heavily from the degrowth literature and marxian economics. Her other work focuses on ecological, feminist, institutional and political economics, critical legal studies, money theory, the history of economic thought, and monetary, legal and financial history. After finishing her undergraduate and doctoral studies, she plans to enter the fields of degrowth advocacy and policy-design.

Contact

E-Mail: lginsburg@gm.slc.edu