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September 9, 2013

The Labor Market Today: Is Unemployment Cyclical or Structural?

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

America’s persistently high level of unemployment is one of the greatest challenges facing policymakers in the wake of the Great Recession. Is this unemployment crisis a product of normal business cycle activity, or does it stem from a structural problem in the labor force? CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in panel discussion with Peter Diamond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kevin Hassett of AEI. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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September 7, 2013

Houston Peace and Justice Center 2013 Economic Justice Conference

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX, 77004

As part of the Houston Peace and Justice Center 2013 Economic Justice Conference, CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker will deliver the keynote speech. For more information, check out the conference site.

 

August 11, 2013

Session at ASA Annual Meeting: New Forms of Workplace Flexibility

2:30 - 4:10 p.m.
Hilton New York Midtown and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
New York, NY 10019

Workplace practices designed to enhance workers’ (and sometimes employers’) flexibility are becoming increasingly important, as dual earner families continue to increase and time pressures on families intensify. CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum took part in a session of the American Sociological Association annual meeting that discussed a variety of ways in which employers, unions and other policy makers are seeking to address concerns related to workplace flexibility. 

 

July 30, 2013

National Council on Teacher Retirement 13th Annual Trustee Workshop

11 a.m.
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
The Belfer Building, Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

As part of the second day of the National Council on Teacher Retirement's annual trustee workshop and forum, CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker talked about "Trends in the Discount Rate." 

 

June 26, 2013

Discussion, Book-Signing For 'We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution'

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V
Langston Room
2021 14th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20009

CEPR joined the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change in co-sponsoring a discussion and book signing for author George Ciccariello-Maher's "We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution." For more information, visit the event's website.

 

June 10, 2013

A Wall Street Speculation Tax: A Tool for Financial Stability and Economic Recovery

12:00 - 1:00pm, EDT
Webinar Briefing
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CEPR joined the the AFL-CIO, Americans for Financial Reform, the Communication Workers of America, The Main Street Alliance and Public Citizen to discuss how a speculation tax would actually work and how to push back against the financial industry distortions that have kept it off the policymaking table. Speakers included Dean Baker of CEPR, Damon Silver of the AFL-CIO, Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, and David Borris of Hel's Kitchen Catering. For more, visit the Americans for Financial Reform website. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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June 4, 2013

A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 and 2016

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
20 F Street Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

There is a jobs emergency in the United States. The American people need new thinking on jobs and immediate and comprehensive action toward a better, fairer system of work, achieved through the collective efforts of diverse thinkers with strong progressive ideas. The Roosevelt Institute's Rediscovering Government Initiative hosted a daylong conference exploring the roles of government, policy, and activism in addressing historic levels of unemployment and economic misery. CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a 9:30 a.m. panel on "Getting to Full Employment," and CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt took part in a 1:45 p.m. session titled "Is Education the Answer?"

 

May 30, 2013

Obama in Latin America: The U.S. Response to the Region’s Leftward Shift

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1539 Longworth House Office Building
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20003

In the past decade and a half, Latin America and especially South America have experienced unprecedented political change. This briefing looked at how the U.S. administration has responded to the region’s shifting political dynamics and offered recommendations for improving U.S. relations with the rest of the hemisphere. Panelists included CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot; Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy; Miguel Tinker Salas, Professor of Latin American Studies at Pomona College; and John Lindsay Poland, Co-director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean. Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) co-hosted. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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May 23, 2013

Venezuelan Elections and the Institutionalization of Participatory Democracy

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V
Langston Room
2021 14th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20009

In honor of Venezuela Week at Busboys and Poets, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic together with Busboys and Poets held a panel discussion on Venezuelan democracy and the presidential elections that took place in that country last month. CEPR Senior Associate for International Policy Alexander Main took part in the discussion. Other panelists included James Gomez, international relations director for the Rainbow Push Coalition, and Dawn Gable, assistant director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas. For more information, visit the event website.

 

April 30, 2013

Venezuela after Chávez

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The International Celso Furtado Center for Development Studies
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

How is Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chávez? was the question raised at an event in Rio de Janeiro by the International Celso Furtado Policy Development in partnership with CartaCapital. The debate "The post-Chavez Venezuela" brought together experts to discuss the political, economic and social integration of the neighboring country in Latin America. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in the discussion. A video of the event can be found below or after the jump.

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