Research Reports by the Fellows of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

  • Nov 9, 2019 12:15–1:15PM

  • Tishman Auditorium - Room U100, Ground Floor
    The University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue, NYC

***Archival video of this session is hyperlinked in each speakers’ name below.***

In April, 2019, Prof. Trebor Scholz founded the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School. Hear brief reports from the six inaugural research fellows:

“Everything Old is New Again: Evaluating the Legal and Governance Structures of Emergent Protocol Cooperatives” — Morshed Mannan

“The Potential of Platform Cooperativism in Kenya” — Francis Mwongela Mikwa

“Organizing Precarious Workers in South Korea Through Platform Cooperatives” — Prof. Minsun Ji

“Connecting Waste Pickers in Brazil – Cataki, a Case Study” — Luciana Bruno

“Political and Legislative Obstacles for Platform Co-ops in the U.S., Germany, and France” — Jonas Pentzien

“Funding Cooperatives: New Possibilities” — Amelia Evans

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  • Minsun Ji Professor, University of Colorado Denver; Drivers Cooperative Colorado

  • Luciana Bruno Brazilian journalist

  • Jonas Pentzien Ph.D. Researcher, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)

  • Amelia Evans Research Fellow at the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

  • Francis Mwongela Mikwa Senior Director of Communication, Office of the Deputy President, Republic of Kenya

  • Morshed Mannan Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute

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