My paper about being railroaded out of teaching by UVM’s Dept of Economics to be presented at international conference.

Official acceptance to the 15th annual conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics. I will be telling my story about UVM’s silencing of an ecological economist.

I’ve received official acceptance from the International Society for Ecological Economics of my paper about being removed from teaching at the University of Vermont under very questionable circumstances (and hostility to ecological models being presented to students). As I have written, myself and many others believe this was a purge by a gang of arrogant neoliberals bent on removing a critic of the establishment canon known as neoclassical economics — led by an opportunistic chair with her own agenda. The idea that I was not teaching the neoclassical model fully and fairly — the Chair’s trumpeted claim against me — nobody takes seriously. This claim was fully discredited by me before the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Yet the Labor Board, displaying extreme deference to UVM, simply ignored my facts and evidence. Anyway, I am honored to be invited and to participate in the 15th annual conference of the ISEE in Puebla, Mexico. You can view my paper abstract by clicking here.

Dear John Summa,

We would like to inform you that the abstract you submitted as part of the session ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY, under the title: CONTINGENT FACULTY V. INTOLERANT ECONOMICS: LESSONS ON THE LIMITS OF ECOLOGICAL CHALLENGES TO THE NEOCLASSICAL CANON BY NON-TENURED EDUCATORS has been accepted to participate in the XV Congress of the International Society for Ecological Economics 2018:

“Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological Movements: Science, policy and challenges to global processes in a troubled world”, which will be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico on September 10-12, 2018.

Due to the relevance of the topic, we also invite you to send the extended version of your work. The paper you submit will also be evaluated in order to decide if it will be included in a scientific publication, result of this event. We appreciate your interest in participating. Following, you can find the criteria for the paper editing.


Organizing Committee

Dr. David Barkin Rappaport
Dr. Graciela Carrillo González
Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Wallenius

PS, I will be presenting this same paper at the 50th anniversary celebration of URPE (Union for Radical Political Economics) in Boston, MA.