New School for Social Research PhD Candidate Wins Aspen Institute Award

On October 6, the Aspen Institute named Natascha van der Zwan, a PhD candidate in Political Science at The New School for Social Research, as a winner of the 2010 Shared Capitalism Dissertation Proposal Award.

The award highlights doctoral work focusing on employee ownership. The institute praised van der Zwan’s work, which explores American labor unions’ use of employee ownership and shareholder activism to challenge the pursuit of shareholder value maximization at the expense of jobs and compensation., Van der Zwan will receive a grant and will be honored at the Second Aspen in New York Business and Society Annual Forum on October 26’27, 2010.