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October 16, 2007

Working Moms

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

Documentary Screening

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.
 

August 20, 2007

Book Discussion

Dean Baker discussed his book, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, at Taylor Books in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

August 8, 2007

Book Discussion

The Progressive Intern Network asked Dean Baker to join them for a brown-bag lunch discussion of The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer.
 

July 31, 2007

Latin America and Press Freedom: A Perilous Time

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.

 

July 30, 2007

IMF Discussion

Mark Weisbrot was invited to speak by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, regarding the diminished role of the IMF, as part of the Foundation's Summer School on Gender and Macroeconomics.

 

July 21, 2007

Film Screening

CEPR, along with the DC Employment Justice Center and the National Partnership for Women and Families, hosted a screening of the film "The Motherhood Manifesto" at the True Reformer Building.

 
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