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November 14, 2011

The Future of Europe - How to Solve the Euro Crisis?

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown University

Mortara Center for International Studies
3600 N Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a discussion sponsored by the Georgetown University European Club on the eurozone crisis. Other speakers included Georgetown Professor Jeffrey Anderson, an expert on European politics with special emphasis on the European Union; Georgetown Professor James Vreeland, Associate professor of International Relations who conducts research in the field of international political economy; and Heiko Hesse, an economist at the IMF and President of Washington European Society.


November 12, 2011

Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach

12:30 - 03:30 p.m.
Hotel Maya

700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker gave the keynote presentation at a summit on long and short-term strategies to address unemployment, workforce development and the growing the Long Beach economy. The event was co-sponsored by Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The Long Beach Ministerial Alliance and The California Endowment. For more information, visit insidedistrict9.com.


November 9, 2011

The Occupied Super Committee Hearing of the 99%

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Freedom Plaza

Washington, D.C.

OccupyWashingtonDC.org held a hearing on the economy for the 99% that examined how to create a fair economy for all Americans. The hearing examined critical issues facing the economy and the federal budget and include testimony from people with great understanding of the issues facing the country, as well as comments from the 99% who are directly affected by the economy. Participants included CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker; Kevin Zeese, an organizer of Occupy Washington D.C. and co-director of It’s Our Economy and co-chair of Come Home America; Andrew Fieldhouse of the Economic Policy Institute; Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives; Margaret Flowers, an organizer of Occupy Washington D.C. and congressional fellow for Physicians for National Health Program; and Gar Alperovitz, a noted author with the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives.

The hearing was live-streamed on www.OccupyWashingtonDC.org.


November 9, 2011

Progressivism on Tap: Making Markets and the Economy Progressive

6:00 p.m.
Busboys and Poets

1025 5th Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker joined Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, in a discussion on how progressives can build a new economic order that is equitable, productive and responsive to the needs of all Americans. The discussion was part of Center for American Progress' Progressivism on Tap series. For more information, visit CAP's Progressivism on Tap page. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.




November 8, 2011

How to Solve the Unemployment Problem: Views from the Left, Right and Center

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Jan Popper Theatre
Schoenberg Music Hall
2539 Schoenberg Music Bldg
Los Angeles, CA 90095

CEPR Economist David Rosnick took part in a debate on unemployment with Roger E.A. Farmer, chair and distinguished professor, UCLA Department of Economics; and Peter Schiff, CEO and chief global strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. The debate was moderated by Tom Petruno, financial writer at the Los Angeles Times. A video of the event is below or after the jump.




November 2, 2011

To Save or to Borrow for Development?

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a conference in Riga, Latvia, on development in the eurozone. His presentation is available after the jump or below, as well as a post-presentation interview with journalists.




October 30, 2011

The Financial Crisis: Why We Occupy

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
McPherson Square

15th St (NW) and between I & K Sts‎
Washington, D.C. 20005

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot talked about the 2008 financial crisis, as well as the major economic problems that have affected working people over the past four decades, and their solutions as part of a teach-in at OccupyDC. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.




October 29, 2011

'Robin Hood' March and Teach-In for #OccupyDC

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Department of the Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20220

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a teach-in on financial speculation taxes outside the Treasury Department building and the Bank of America in downtown Washington, D.C. The teach-in was part of a global march for the "Robin Hood Tax," organized by the magazine Adbusters. A video of the event is available after the jump.




October 25, 2011

An Update from the Aguán Valley in Honduras

6 p.m.
Busboys and Poets

1025 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The Aguán Valley region of Honduras has been the site of intense repression and violence in recent months, as large landholders attempt to consolidate control over land for palm oil plantations and U.S.-funded police and military collaborate with private guards to violently destroy entire communities. Seventeen campesinos have been murdered in just the past few months in a human rights emergency that has received little international attention. The government of Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo, meanwhile, continues to receive accolades from the U.S. government for its supposed “progress” on human rights--despite the fact that the killers in the Aguán have gone unpunished and military forces are responsible for much of the repression.




October 25, 2011

In Defense of the Social Safety Net

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Labor Center
310 West 43rd Sreet
#1199 Auditorium
NY, NY 10036

Safety net programs are in peril. In November, the congressional super committee will announce draconian cuts. In New York, the governor and the mayor blame government austerity policies on the pensions and health benefits of public employees. And at CUNY, adjunct health care is threatened. The time for push back is now. The Professional Staff Congress' Safety Net Working Group hosted a forum titled "Call to Action: Defend the Social Safety Net." CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker was the keynote speaker, followed by a panel including James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute, Kim Phillips-Fein of New York University and Frances Fox-Piven of the CUNY Graduate Center. For more information, visit the event's website.

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