Jason Hickel joins the DiEM25 advisory panel

We’re delighted to announce Jason Hickel as the latest addition to our Advisory Panel (AP), the team which advises DiEM25 and facilitates the implementation of its aims.

Jason is an economic anthropologist whose research focuses on global inequality and political ecology. He is a Professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He is no stranger to DiEM25 initiatives, having previously contributed to our Green New Deal policy and our Blueprint for Europe’s Just Transition paper, where he provided important insights on the environmental policies and degrowth approach towards EU’s economy. He was also an guest speaker on our Alternative Climate Conference COP OFF, in a session about ‘Measuring and powering progress: Shattering paradigms of growth’.

Jason has argued that high-income nations do not need economic growth in order to achieve social goals; they can reduce excess resource and energy use while at the same time improving human wellbeing, by distributing income more fairly, expanding universal public goods, shortening the working week, and introducing a public job guarantee. He also writes on global development and political economy, and has contributed to The Guardian, Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera, as well as Jacobin and other media outlets.

The 38-strong Advisory Panel includes two-time Palme d’Or film director Ken Loach, UK Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek and award-winning journalist, writer, film-maker and activist Naomi Klein. See full line-up here.

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