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September 20, 2012

Haiti in 2012: Updates on the Recovery

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
Room 209-B
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

CEPR's Alexander Main took part in a panel on Haiti as part of the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference. The panel focused on a variety of issues facing Haiti as it continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 earthquake and the ongoing cholera epidemic. The panel also discussed political developments in the country, including controversies surrounding the possible reestablishment of the Haitian Army and the future role of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Finally, the panel discussed ways the United States and the international community can work with the Haitian government to overcome the barriers preventing many Haitians from accessing affordable and sustainable housing. For more information, visit the conference site.

 

September 18, 2012

Assange's Asylum in Correa's Ecuador

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
American Enterprise Institute
12th Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion on Ecuador President Rafael Correa's offer of political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot joined Roger F. Noriega of AEI and Gustavo Palacio of Ecuador Democracy International to discuss this timely and significant topic. You can watch a video of the event below or after the break.

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September 13, 2012

Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America: A New Vision for Development

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 23
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125

Aimed to end the neoliberal policy prescriptions promoted by the IMF-Washington Consensus—which are credited with the critical levels of social inequality and poverty in the region—governments and social movements in many countries south of the border have pledged to redefine the role of the state in the economy. This new trend, taking place on different scales, in various contexts and by different actors, has brought economic growth and a more equitable social order. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot and Miguel Angel Contreras, president of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Venezuela, spoke at a panel on whether postneoliberalism is an economic theory or a political ideology, and what is its vision for development.

 

September 10, 2012

Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

This year the nation celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Supplemental Security Income program, which provides income support to people with disabilities, including 1.3 million children. For families, the program is a lifesaver that allows for greater economic security as they provide family-centered care for their children. Despite its tremendous value, conservatives are targeting the program for reforms, some of which mirror what was done to programs like TANF. It is clear that this isn’t the way to go. This panel discussed the challenges experienced by the families of children with disabilities, attacks on the SSI program, a blueprint for reform, and connections between SSI policy debates and those of other safety net programs. Panelists included Dennis Hogan, professor at Brown University and author of Family Consequences of Children’s Disabilities; Susan Parish, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University; LaDonna Pavetti, vice president for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Rebecca Vallas, attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Shawn Fremstad of the Center for Economic Policy and Research moderated. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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August 15, 2012

Metrics of Recovery: Arizona and U.S. Housing Markets After the Bubble

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Arizona State University
Cronkite Theatre
555 Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a panel on recovery in the Arizona and U.S. housing markets as part of an event on "The U.S. Housing Recovery: Lesson From Arizona." Other panelists include Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Michael Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business. The event was streamed live and is available below or after the jump.

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July 23, 2012

Equality Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families

9:00 -10:30 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Washington Ballroom
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a discussion titled "Equality Matters: The Wealth Gap and Tax Credits for Working Families" as part of the RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund International Conference to End Poverty and AIDS 2012. Other participants included Robin McKinney of the Maryland CASH Campaign. More information can be found on the event's website.

 

July 10, 2012

The Future of Medicare

9:40 a.m.
Bloomberg L.P. Headquarters
731 Lexington Ave.
New York, New York

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a roundtable discussion on Medicare as part of Bloomberg's Social Security and Medicare Forum. Other participants included Les Funtleyder, healthcare strategist at Miller Tabak + Co., LLC. Drew Armstrong, healthcare reporter at Bloomberg News, moderated. More information can be found on the forum's website.

 

July 9, 2012

Turning Research Into Action

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C. 20001

CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum took part in a breakout session of the 2012 National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave titled "Turning Research Into Action." Panelists also included Kevin Miller of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Doug Hall from the Economic Policy Institute. Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families, moderated.

 

June 26, 2012

After Austerity

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Congress House
23-28 Great Russell St
London WC1B 3LW, UK

With the U.K. facing a decade of economic stagnation, real change is needed to secure jobs and living standards for the future. Growth is the only long-term solution to getting public finances back in shape, but where will it come from? With another generation scarred by youth unemployment, and job losses in public and private sectors, how can we create more as well as better jobs? A growing gap between the rich and the rest helped cause the crash, but what can we do about it? As tackling climate change is increasingly presented as a barrier to growth, can a low carbon economy be part of the solution? CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker served as the keynote speaker at an event discussing these issues. CEPR Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang also spoke at the event. 

 

June 12, 2012

Roundtable Discussion on Private Equity

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Georgetown University
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
209 Maguire Hall
37th and O Streets NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

As part of the Labor Research and Action Network National Conference, hosted by Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum took part in a roundtable discussion on private equity. The discussion was chaired by Matteo Colombi of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. 

 
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