Dr. Michael Menser received his PhD in Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches in Philosophy, Urban Sustainability Studies at Brooklyn

College, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Community Ownership and Workplace Democracy at the CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies. He was the founding Board Chair of the Participatory Budgeting Project and is currently the Associate Director of Public Engagement for the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay. He is the author of We Decide! Theories and Cases in Participatory Democracy and is a contributor to Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay and is a member of the PSC-CUNY’s Environmental Justice Working Group.


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