Andres Bernal

Andrés has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a focus on Existentialism, Political Economy, and Social Theory. A Master of Arts from the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Educational Sciences with a specialization in group learning.

In the Summer of 2017, Andrés began supporting the Congressional campaign of former colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a policy advisor and organizer.

Currently, Andrés resides in New York City where he is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College and Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement. His research focuses on the Green New Deal as a site of political communication and policy analysis.

Past Olios with Andres Bernal

Public Safety vs Economic Collapse

An overview of the monetary actions taken by U.S. policymakers to address the Covid-19 crisis and an exploration of the possible alternative routes that could have been taken

Venue: None

Teacher: Andres Bernal

July 10, 2020, 8 p.m.

But How Are We Going To Pay For it? Modern Monetary Theory and the Public Purse

We will examine what MMT actually argues about the nature and origin of money, the purpose of taxes, and the issue of inflation. What do these words really mean and what can our government actually do? In fact, what the heck is money?

Venue: None

Teacher: Andres Bernal

April 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

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