Josie Faass joined RSF as Executive Director in April, 2019. Prior to taking on this role, she served as Director of Academic Affairs at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where she oversaw programming for scholars and alumni, and supported operations and governance in collaboration with institutional leadership and the Board of Trustees. Josie holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School, and has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research, advancement, and program management.
Brendan Hennigan writes: “I first became acquainted with the writings of Henry George through taking a political philosophy course being offered at Dominican University College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was attracted to Henry George’s natural right social philosophy concerning the Land Question and his insistence that ordinary people can understand the fundamentals of political economy. This motivated me to write my master degree thesis on “Justice and Property in Land: Comparison of Henry George’s Economic Theory of Justice With the Catholic Church Social Teachings. I am a PhD candidate at Dominican University College in Ottawa and my thesis research is on the development of late medieval Just Price and Just Wage theory in Spain’s school of Salamanca and its contribution to Austrian school of Economics.”
Brendan was born and raised in Selby, Yorkshire, England. Selby is located between the old industrial heartland of the belt of Leeds and the rural setting of York and the North Riding. Selby is noted for it Norman Abbey church, which dates back to 1069AD. Selby was a thriving market town. In recent years it has suffered from loss of its economic base. The shipyard, animal food products, sugar beet factory, bacon factory, flourmill have all closed down. Brendan has over 30 years experience in television broadcasting. He is a freelance videographer and teacher. He and his wife Susan live in Ottawa’s CentreTown. [email protected]