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February 24, 2009

10 Years with President Hugo Chavez: Debating the Progress of the Bolivarian Revolution

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot participated in this panel presented by the AU Council on Latin American Studies, along with H.E. Diego Arria, former Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations.  It took place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at American University in the Mary Gradon Center, Room 5.

 

February 19, 2009

Economists Discuss Fiscal Responsibility Summit

CEPR co-Director Dean Baker, along with other prominent economists and experts on Social Security and Medicare, participated in a news conference call with reporters to discuss a progressive approach to achieving a long-term responsible federal budget. 

 

February 13, 2009

Press Breakfast with Pablo Solón, Bolivia’s Ambassador to the United Nations

Press Breakfast with Mark Weisbrot and Ambassador Pablo Solón. Watch the video.

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January 27, 2009

Book Signing and Discussion at Busboys and Poets

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker discussed and signed copies of his new book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy.   Watch the video, which aired on CSPAN2's BookTV.

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January 17, 2009

Inauguration Weekend Advocacy Summit

Dean Baker spoke at this grassroots summit, sponsored by DC for Obama and other progressive organizations.  The event was held at the Navy Memorial, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

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January 9, 2009

Beyond the Meltdown: Regulatory Reform of the Financial Sector

In the wake of the Wall Street meltdown, financial re-regulation is high on the legislative calendar for 2009. The Consumer Education Foundation, Demos, and Essential Information hosted an exciting symposium about what needs to be done. It took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker participated in Panel # 3, "Charting a New Course: Regulation and Restructuring after the Cataclysm").

 

December 11, 2008

Ecuador's Debt Audit: Implications in the Global Economic Crisis

Minister of Economy and Finance of Ecuador, Maria Elsa Viteri, discussed the implications of the Ecuadorian debt situation in the context of the global economic crisis, including the negative impacts of deregulation of the financial markets and the lack of appropriate established international mechanisms for auditing developing country debt.

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December 10, 2008

Media Briefing: Ecuador's Debt Audit

Ecuador will announce a decision on December 15, 2008 regarding debt payment on approximately $3.8 billion in foreign debt. This comes after a 30-day grace period in which debt payments were suspended based on serious irregularities in the country’s debt history detailed in a 172-page final report by an independent Public Credit Audit Commission. If Ecuador defaults, it will be the first Latin America country to do so since Argentina in 2002.

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November 23, 2008

IOUSA Screening

CEPR Co-director Dean Baker and Diane Rogers, Chief Economist of the Concord Coalition, had a discussion on the views expressed in the film, IOUSA.

 

November 19, 2008

IOUSA Screening

Dean Baker, Co-Director of CEPR, and Paul Cullinan, Research Director for Budgeting for National Priorities at the Brookings Institution, had a discussion after a screening of IOUSA.

 
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