Saturday, November 2, 2013

Political economy week at Grossmont College

 "Political Economy Week" sponsored by Grossmont College's Political Economy Department, is intended to "facilitate a close examination of the political and economic issues impacting our local, national and international communities," according to Todd Myers, the department chairman.

"The faculty of the department sh
are their own political opinions and involvement with the students, while also presenting speakers representing diverse viewpoints."
Here is the Nov. 4-8 lineup including times and room assignments:

Monday, November 4th

8:00 – 9:15 Room 578 Does the ascent of women mean the decline of men? with Joe Braunwarth.

9:30 – 10:45 Room 579 The Politics of Border Security and Immigration with Rumman Chowdhury.

11:00 – 12:15 Room 575 Conservative versus Liberal Debate with Will Cummings and Scott McGann.

12:30 -1:45 Room 575 Sustainable Economies and the Environment with Shahrokh Shahrokhi.

12:30 – 1:45 Room 577 The Economics and Politics of Holding the U.S. Government Hostage with Will Cummings.

2:00 – 3:15 Room 581 Civil rights on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with Joe Braunwarth.

5:30 – 6:45 Room 577 The New Geopolitics of Nuclear Weapons with Ron Bee.

Tuesday, November 5th

8:00-9:15 Room 579 The Great Depression vs. the Great Recession with Scott McGann.

9:30-10:45 Room 325 The Affordable Care Act and the Republican Party with Joe Braunwarth.

9:30-10:45 Room 577 TedTalks and Solving Global Problems with John Mercurio.

11:00-12:15 Room 575 The Economics of Happiness with Shahrokh Shahrokhi and Todd Myers.

11:00 – 12:15 Room 522 What has the Recession done to Millennials? with Joe Braunwarth.

12:30-1:45 Room 575 Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Free Markets and Social Justice with Matthew Zwolinski, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.

2:00 – 3:15 Room 577 Current Negotiations in Israel and Palestine with Lori Carrillo.

Wednesday, November 6th

9:30-10:45 Room 579 Gold, Stock, Cash; The Macroeconomics of Investing with Scott McGann.

11:00 – 12:15 Room 575 Health Care Debate with Scott McGann and Greg Robinson.

12:30 -1:45 Room 575 Will a War between Buddhism and Islam Erupt in Southeast Asia? with Todd Myers.

2:00- 3:15 Room 581 Should the United States Have a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy with Todd Myers.

2:00 – 3:15 Room 583 From Freedom to Slavery: Doublethink vs. the Liberal Habit of Mind with Ivo Gatzinski.

5:30-6:45 Room 535B Market Fundamentalism and Financial Instability with Shahrokh Shahrokhi.

7:00 – 8:15 Room 579 The New Geopolitics of Nuclear Weapons with Ron Bee.

7:00-9:30 Room 575 Amazing Grace film and discussion about the struggle against slavery with the Young Americans for Liberty.

Thursday, November 7th


8:00 – 9:15 Room 579 Housing Bubble and Financial Crash of 2008 with Scott McGann

9:30-10:45 Griffin Gate They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky with Alepho Deng and Judy Bernstein.

11:00- 12:15 Griffin Gate Meeting with California Assembly Member Shirley Weber

12:30-1:45 Room 575 Economics of Health Care with Shahrokh Shahrokhi.

12:30 –1:45 Room 577 Chaos: Economic Armageddon: Somalia, Chad, Detroit and Other Failed States-- film and discussion with Will Cummings

2:00 – 3:15 Room 577 Economic and Political Impacts of Medical Marijuana Laws in San Diego with Lori Carrillo.

3:30-4:45 Room 575 Bitcoin: a New Currency for a New Digital Age with Chris Cross.

Friday, November 8th

9:30-10:45 Room 575 Inside Job – Academy Award Winning Film about the Financial Meltdown of 2008 with Will Cummings.