Webinar: Nicaragua’s Popular Economy and Creative Development

Nicaragua provides the world with exemplary models of alternative economic development and popular economy. Please join the next Zoom webinar in our series, to learn more about this inspiring work from two key speakers:

Nils McCune on the Popular Economy
Daniel McCurdy on A Different Development and Tourism

Sunday, January 24

12 Noon Pacific / 2 PM Nicaragua / 3 PM Eastern / 8 PM Greenwich (UK)

Nils McCune has a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture from the Universidad Central de Las Villas in Cuba and a PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Development from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in Mexico. He has carried out research on agroecology, food systems education and alternative economies in Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. He is currently a Research Associate at the University of Vermont, a Visiting Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in Mexico, and the Regional Communications Specialist of La Vía Campesina North America. He is author of the chapter “Popular Economy: Nicaragua’s Anti-shock Therapy” from Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup? (Alliance for Global Justice, 2019).

Daniel McCurdy, a Nicaraguan, has degrees in Economics and Sustainable Territorial Development. Throughout his time in Palestine, France, Switzerland, the US and Nicaragua, his work has focused on issues of economic and social development and monetary policy. He is author of the chapter “Tourism in Nicaragua: Breaking with the Defunct Idea of Development” from The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite US Unconventional Warfare (Alliance for Global Justice, 2020).

Webinar sponsors:
Alliance for Global Justice
Casa Baltimore/Limay
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Friends of Sandinista Nicaragua
Friends of Latin America
Task Force on the Americas

(Additional organizational sponsors are welcome. Contact [email protected] if you’d like to sign on and help spread the word.)