CEPR and the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston hosted the Bridging the Gaps conference. A free, day-long conference where prominent researchers and advocates debated how work supports should be designed to give all working families the opportunity to bridge the gaps between their earnings and a basic standard of living.
The IMF/World Bank, the Economy and Energy Policy in Bolivia
Bolivia's President Evo Morales made headlines last year when he announced the re-nationalization of Bolivia's natural resources. He also stunned the investment community by letting its last agreement with the IMF expire, and declining to negotiate a new one. Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Carlos Villegas gave an overview of the Bolivian economy as well as a summary of the accomplishments and pending challenges in terms of economic and energy issues in Bolivia.
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October 16, 2007
Heather Boushey spoke on a panel that explored the trend of media
stories that show working mothers as either leaving their careers or
dreaming of doing so. The discussion was moderated by E. J. Graff, a
senior researcher at Brandeis University, and also included Joan
Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California;
Ellen Bravo, author of Taking On the Big Boys: Why Feminism Is Good for Families and Business and the Nation; and Linda Hirshman, lawyer and professor emeritus at Brandeis University. Video is available here.
October 10, 2007
Inclusion, a CEPR affiliate, co-sponsored the screening of the new documentary Made in L.A. as part of the DC Labor Film Festival.
October 5 - 7, 2007
What's the Economy For, Anyway?
Is it just about having the biggest GDP
or the highest Dow Jones Average? Or is it about providing for a
healthy, happy, fair, and sustainable society?Dean Baker, Heather Boushey, John Schmitt, and Mark Weisbrot all spoke
at this economics conference, hosted by Take Back Your Time, at the Washington, DC Convention Center as part of the DC Green Festival.
September 19, 2007
From Financial Dependence to Latin American Integration: Strategies and Challenges of the Banco del Sur
Mark Weisbrot spoke at a conference in Madrid, Spain hosted by Casa de América, on the future of the Bank of the South.
September 6 - 7, 2007
27th Congress of the Latin American Studies Association
On September 6, in Montréal,Mark Weisbrot presented on a panel with Eric Hershberg of Simon Fraser University, Michael Hardt of Duke
University, and Sam Gindin of York University, with NYU's Greg Grandin
chairing. A second panel on September 7 had Mark presenting alongside Javier
Corrales of Amherst College, and Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez
Herrera. Daniel Hellinger of Webster University chaired.
Mark Weisbrot joined journalists
from Mexico and Venezuela and representatives from the Due Process of
Law Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America for a panel
discussion at the National Press Club.