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September 14, 2014

2:00 pm Pacific time
Firedoglake Book Salon: Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street


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Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence—including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship—to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers.

 

 

August 21, 2014

2:30-4:00PM
Opposing the rules of banks and finance globally / how did finance come to rule the world, and what can we do about it?

European Summer University for Social Movements
Université Paris VII-Diderot 
16 rue Marguerite Duras 
75013 Paris

CEPR's Domestic Policy Director Nicole Woo will speak on a panel addressing the growth of global finance.

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August 6, 2014

1:00-4:00 PM
Mayor's Task Force on Paid Sick Leave - Public Hearing

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Center for Business and Industry Building
Room C2-5
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Mayor’s Task Force on Paid Sick Leave will hold a public hearing at Community College of Philadelphia, 18th and Callowhill Streets, Room C2-5 (Center for Business and Industry Building) from 1-4pm. The task forceis charged with evaluation Philadelphia's current array of paid sick leave policies; how these policies compare to competitor cities and neighboring jurisdications; and the likely impacts on employers and employees mandating paid sick leave. CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum will present testimony supporting paid leave policies.

 

 

July 9, 2014

7:00-9:00 PM

Busboys and Poets (14th and V)
2021 14th St, NW
The Legacy of Independence and Democracy in Venezuela

The Legacy of Independence and Democracy in Venezuela

In honor of Venezuela Week at Busboys and Poets and the 203rd anniversary of Venezuelan independence this week, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will host a panel discussion on the impact of Venezuelan independence and democracy in the country today. The discussion will feature experts on Venezuela including CEPR Director of International Policy Deborah James, Senior Associate General Counsel for the United Steelworkers Dan Kovalik, Professor Steve Ellner, and Professor Paul Tennassee.

The panel will be followed by a Q & A session. No RSVP is necessary.

 

 

June 24, 2014

8:00-10:00am
Demos
220 5th Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Good News on Paid Family Leave: Political and Practical Lessons from New Jersey and California

The New York legislature is now considering a bill that would provide workers with up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. Three other states have already passed similar laws and begun the process of providing benefits to workers caring for new babies or seriously ill family members.  Demos is hosting a discussion of the political and practical lessons New Yorkers can learn from the passage and implementation of paid leave New Jersey and California.

The panel will include CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and mark the publication of “Business as Usual,” a report she co-authored with Demos' Sharon Lerner, on the experience of employers with New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance program.  Other speakers include Sherry Leiwant of A Better Balance and Donna Dolan of the New York State Paid Leave Coalition.

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June 20, 2014

9am - 4:30pm
Friedrich Ebert Foundation
1023 15th Street, NW #801
Washington, DC 20005

What Have We Learned from the Crisis and What Remains to be Done?

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Washington Office and the AFL-CIO are co-organizing a conference titled, What have we learned from the crisis and what remains to be done? CEPR's Dean Baker will speak on the afternoon panel, answering the question, What remains to be done?, along with Thorben Albrecht of the German Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs, Julianne Malveaux and Robert Scott of EPI, and Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect

Please note that participation in this event is by invitation only.

 

June 18 & 19

June 18, 3:00-6:00 PM
June 19, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

UNCTAD, Palais des Nations
Av. de la Paix, 1211
Geneva 10, Switzerland

United Nations Conference on Trade and Global Development 2014 Public Symposium

On June 18 and 19, CEPR Director of International Programs Deborah James participated in panels organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Global Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.  The first panel, which Deborah moderated, discussed macroeconomic dimensions of inequality and included participants such as Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, and Triyono Wibowo, Ambassador and UNCTAD’s President of the Trade and Development Board, among others. Deborah also spoke at a round table discussing the best policy practices to global transformation, and was joined by Rubens Ricupero, former Secretary-General of UNCTAD and former Minister of Finance in Brazil, and Martin Khor, Executive Director of South Centre, to name a few. Audio recordings of the panels are available here.

 Deborah James UNCTAD

 

June 17, 2014

3:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Bldg. RM# 2456
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.- Mexico Border: Understanding the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at U.S. Borders

The Department of Homeland Security estimates that well over 60,000 children will appear at the border by the end of 2014. This alarming statistic is a drastic increase compared to 2013 when only 24,000 children were apprehended at U.S. borders. CEPR Senior Associate for International Policy Alex Main will participate in a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Hank Johnson, which will examine how the current situations in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have caused such unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children to arrive to the U.S. – Mexico border. He will be joined by Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Megan McKenna of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).

Please contact Sascha Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Whitney Marshall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in Representative Johnson's office for questions. 

 

May 27, 2014

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Milton Marks Auditorium
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Department of Labor Regional Forums - San Francisco

The White House, the Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress will host a Summit on Working Families to set an agenda for a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans.

Leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families, the Department of Labor will host forums across the United States to identify initiatives that benefit America’s working families, businesses and economy. These discussions will help inform the national Summit, which will build momentum around key policy goals and best practices to help both workers and businesses succeed.

CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum will be speaking at this event along with featured speaker, Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor.

 For more information, contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  at (858) 547-9912

CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum shares the stage with other panelists

From left:

Ann O'Leary, Vice president and director Children and Families Program, Next Generation,
John Arensmeyer; CEO Small Business Majority,
Eileen Appelbaum; Economist and Author, Unifinished Business
James Freeman; CEO Blue Bottle Coffee, and
Jody Greenstone Miller; founder and CEO, Busniess Talent Group.

 

April 29, 2014

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Milken Institute Global Conference
Beverly Hilton 
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Jobs in the Developed World

CEPR's Dean Baker will be a speaker at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which annually gathers 3,000 leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, and news media to exchange ideas and solve some of the world's toughest challenges.

Dean will be joined by Steven Rattner, Kevin Hassett, Diana Farrell and Beth Ann Bovino on a panel about "Jobs in the Developed World." While unemployment has long been considered an unfortunate fact of free-market capitalism, factors ranging from technological advances in emerging markets and the rapid automation of service industries to the changing dynamics of the business cycle are lengthening joblessness and forcing more people to settle for work that pays little and requires fewer skills. This panel will discuss what can be done to reverse the trend without undermining the flexibility of labor markets or hindering globalization.

For registration information, click here.

 
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