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November 21, 2011

Incarceration and the Labor Market

1:30 p.m.
Framingham State University

McCarthy Center
Room 309
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701

CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt spoke about "Incarceration and the Labor Market" at an event sponsored by the Framingham State University Sociology Department. More information on the event can be found here.


November 16, 2011

Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment & Job Creation

11:30 a.m.
Cannon House Office Building

Room 340
Independence Avenue and First Street
Washington, D.C.

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, in cooperation with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, held a congressional briefing titled "Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment, & Job Creation." The briefing brought forward the dilemma at hand - Asian Americans who become unemployed remain unemployed longer than any other ethnic group. Confirmed speakers included Marlene Kim of UMass-Boston and the Economic Policy Institute and Nicole Woo, director of domestic policy at CEPR. The briefing also featured testimonies from workers impacted by the American Jobs Act, and the White House had a representative present to speak on the benefits of the American Jobs Act for AAPIs.


November 16, 2011

Briefing on Maternal and Child Health Policy

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
State Capitol

Room 2040
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

California has made some progress in the areas of maternal and child health, yet a lot remains to be done. As the state prepares for the next legislative session, the California Work & Family Coalition, California Commission on the Status of Women, and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsored an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities for maternal and child health policy. Speakers at the event shared current information on various policies that impact and support the health of mothers and children in California, including Paid Family Leave; Lactation Accommodation; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Featured speakers included CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and academic director of CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the event site.


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.



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