Presidio Graduate School is proud to offer a Master Class by Visiting Fellow Van Jones. This Master Class is open to the public.
Van Jones will present his latest thinking and plans on promoting Collaborative Economics. Rather than depending on top-down economic initiatives, citizens can use 21st-century digital technology to create bottom-up, people-powered innovations to fix the U.S. economy, protect and expand the middle class, and create pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it.
Offered through the PresidioPRO Center for Professional Development, our Master Classes are interactive keynote lectures by respected global sustainability thought leaders. They often include pre-readings and experiential exercises. Participants who register for the Master Class will receive instructions on how to prepare for the session. The Master Class will follow a mentoring session open only to Presidio students.
Van Jones is a best-selling author, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, and a Presidio Graduate School Visiting Fellow in Collaborative Economics.
Jones was an advisor to the Obama White House in 2009-2010, where he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green recovery spending. A Yale Law School graduate and former Echoing Green Fellow, he has a 20-year track record as a successful, innovative and award-winning social entrepreneur. Prior to Rebuild the Dream, Jones co-founded three successful nonprofit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All.
Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy. He is on the board of several organizations, including Demos, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Campaign for America's Future.
TIME magazine called Jones one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009. He is also the best-selling author of two books, The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a moving, powerful game plan for restoring hope to America’s economy.
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