The Online Summer Academy 2020 - Organizing Team

We are a group of (mainly) students from all over the world. As you can see in the above picture, some of us already participated in last year's summer academy.  We have waited long enough for universities to change curricula in favour of more pluralism and diversity, and are, therefore, with the Summer Academy and Global Pluralist Economics Training taking matters into our own hands.

 

Amongst us are members of the Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik (Network for Pluralist Economics), Rethinking Economics The Uploaders, De América Soy and the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics.

The Netzwerk has local groups at many universities in Germany. RE The Uploaders is the Nigerian equal and De América Soy is a network of Latin American organizations and groups that advocate for pluralism in economics. The ISIPE is active worldwide to promote diversity in economic theory and methodology as well as to foster interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. Our summer academy proves that this kind of cooperation is indeed possible.

 

 

As in previous years, we are joining forces with the Protestant Academy of Thuringia in organizing the summer academy. They have a picturesque and historic conference centre with a spacious park. As a vivid actor in civic education, the Evangelische Akademie Thüringen offers rooms for civil discourse about the conditions of a democratic, liberal and just society.

Let us know if you have any questions or want to get in touch with us. We are looking forward to your message.

 Team

For the Online Summer Academy

Jorim Gerrard completed a master program “Economic Policies in the Age of Globalisation (EPOG)” at the University for Law & Economics Berlin and the University Paris 13 & 7. He is the managing editor at the e-learning platform Exploring Economics. He took part in the Summer Academy 2017 as a participant.

Luca Kokol studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland and starts a Master in “Socioeconomics and Ecological Economics” with the EPOG+ Program (Economic Policies for the Global Transition) at “Roma Tre” and “Sorbonne University”. She wrote her bachelor’s dissertation on the postmodern and postcolonial critique of liberal feminism and is interested in global power structures. She was a participant of the Summer Academy in 2018.  

Holger Lemme holds a degree in communications. For the past nine years, he has been in charge of the academic program at Protestant Academy of Thuringia in the field of labour and economic affairs. He has been co-organising the Summer Academies since 2017.

James Lubwa holds a B.Sc. in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He has been a member of the Rethinking Economics global network since 2015. He is currently the Monitoring & Evaluation Co-ordinator at Refuge and Hope International, an NGO that works with urban refugees. He was greatly inspired by the 2019 Summer Academy.

Abdoul Madjid Mohamed Mohamed Idriss holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Liverpool. He is currently a market Analyst in Samak Ethical Finance LTD, a London based firm. He is interested in Islamic Finance, Behavioural Finance, Entrepreneurship and FinTech.

Eleonore Roderfeld is currently studying in the master program “Business Administration for Engineers and Scientists” at the University of Jena. She enjoyed the Summer Academy in 2019 as a participant and is now looking forward to the event in 2020 as an organizing team member.

Lars Springfeld is studying African Development Studies in Geography and Economics at University of Bayreuth. He participated in and was greatly inspired by last year’s summer academy. He is especially interested in how to reconcile economic development and ecological sustainability, debates around degrowth, and the postcolonial critique of development as a western, hegemonic discourse. Besides his studies he is part of the transnational network of European and African activists Afrique Europe Interact.

For the Global Pluralist Economics Training

Seun Adeyemo holds a B.Sc in Economics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is member group head at Rethinking Economics The Uploaders, Nigeria; Data Analyst, Visualizer and Big Data Specialist; Author, Writer and Editor; Researcher. Furthermore, he is interested in Microeconomics, Ecological Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Jorim Gerrard completed a master program “Economic Policies in the Age of Globalisation (EPOG)” at the University for Law & Economics Berlin and the University Paris 13 & 7. He is the managing editor of the e-learning platform Exploring Economics. He took part in the Summer Academy 2017 as a participant.

Katherine Yumha Laiz has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chile and is currently studying a Masters degree in Economic Analysis from the same university. She likes public administration, public policy and microeconomics. She is also a member of OPES (observatory for economic and social policy) and De América Soy (Latin American branch of Rethinking Economics).

Holger Lemme holds a degree in communications. For the past nine years, he has been in charge of the academic program at Protestant Academy of Thuringia in the field of labour and economic affairs. He has been co-organising the Summer Academies since 2017.

James Lubwa holds a B.Sc. in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He has been a member of the Rethinking Economics global network since 2015. He is currently the Monitoring & Evaluation Co-ordinator at Refuge and Hope International, an NGO that works with urban refugees. He was greatly inspired by the 2019 Summer Academy.

Ignacio Silva Neira is an economist and master of analysis economics of the University of Chile and current student of the International Economics Master in Berlin School of Economics and Law. He is Director of the Observatory of Economics Policies (OPES) in Chile, group member of De America Soy and Rethinking Economics.

Lars Springfeld is studying African Development Studies in Geography and Economics at University of Bayreuth. He participated in and was greatly inspired by last year’s summer academy. He is especially interested in how to reconcile economic development and ecological sustainability, debates around degrowth, and the postcolonial critique of development as western, hegemonic discourse. Besides his studies, he is part of the transnational network of European and African activists Afrique Europe Interact.

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This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.