Rethinking Economics Genève
Disappointed by our economics classes, we, a group of 7 at the University of Geneva, want to show alternatives to the academic reality in the form of conferences, film screenings and internal education directly to other students, and by lobbying the economics department GSEM at our university. Three of us having a background in political youth parties (Young Socialists/Young Greens), equality, sustainability and humanity are in the center of our interest.
Our first ever event last year on 30th November a big success, a good number of people arrived and via livestream on both the Geneva and International Rethinking Economics Facebook pages we reached more than a thousand people.
The event started with presentations from our guest presenters; Professor Sergio Rossi from Fribourg, Harro Maas from Lausanne, Mary O’Sullivan who is head of a department here at our University and Marcelo Olarreaga, dean of the Geneva School of Economics and Management. Mister Olarreaga presented himself surprisingly open to our concerns and decided to stay in touch with us in the months to come. We can also count on the support of Sergio Rossi, professor of macroeconomics and journalist for Le Temps.
Full of motivation to continue after this initial success we are once again focusing on preparing our petition and lecture circle and seeking support amongst our fellow students.