Social Solutions: Making Systems More Resilient

Social Solutions: Making Systems More Resilient

Social Solutions: Making Systems More Resilient

Mondays and Thursdays, April 4th – June 30th at 12pm ET

Course Format

This online course will consist of 24 one-hour classes over 12 weeks to be held live on Zoom. Classes will begin on April 4th, 2022, and will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM Eastern US time. The course will run until June 30th, 2022, with a break built in for Memorial Day (Monday, May 30th). All course readings will be provided to students in digital form.

Course Description

Resilient social institutions are needed to deal with approaching crises. This course is aimed at developing a Working Group of people who are ready to address social problems creatively and intelligently. We will start with two issues which Dr. Fred Jennings has already addressed, as a means to develop practical analytical skills in looking at problems and crafting solutions: (1) our failing democratic processes; and (2) our fisheries management systems. We will end with a brainstorming class to identify other issues that we might address in a future course of this kind.

About the Teacher

Fred Jennings holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in economics, and has taught economics courses at principles, intermediate and graduate levels. He has also worked in economic litigation as an expert witness, so he has a lot of experience solving problems in diverse settings and contexts. He hopes to use this course to develop a working team of people willing to identify social problems for which we can develop solutions that then can be analyzed and presented in a well-crafted series of social policy White Papers to be distributed in as effective a manner as possible for each particular issue addressed.

For questions on this course, please email Fred Jennings at

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