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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward

The War on Poverty is 50 years old. In his first State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson announced his ambitious goal to improve the outlook for the millions of Americans who "live on the outskirts of hope." But it was not until March that he forwarded the initial legislative proposals that would begin a remarkable period of legislative activity. Many programs that form the foundation of our social safety net (such as Food Stamps/SNAP, Social Security, Head Start, and Medicaid) were created or bolstered as part of this burst of historic bipartisan policymaking designed to improve health, education, and economic outcomes. Yet today's gridlocked Congress no longer seems to share a broad commitment to these programs, and too many Americans still live on the economic margins.




Thursday, March 6, 2014

10:00 AM
Rayburn House Office Building (2360)
45 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20515

ObamaCare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will hold a hearing to examine the effect of the President's health care law on the self-employed. The Hearing will be webstreamed live HERE .

Witnesses and Testimony:

Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC
Todd McCracken, President, National Small Business Association, Washington, DC
Alan Schulman, President, Insurance Benefits & Advisors, LLC. ,Rockville, MD
Charlie Arnold, President/Owner, Lewes, DE

Hearing Notice (PDF)



Monday, March 3, 2014

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC-212-10
First Street, SE Washington DC 20515

Deficit Reduction Challenges: How Has the Macroeconomic Environment Changed in the Past Year?

As an expert panel at the National WIC Association's 24th Annual Washington Leadership Conference, CEPR's Dean Baker and Bob Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will be discussing "Deficit Reduction Challenges: How Has the Macroeconomic Environment Changed in the Past Year?"

Conference and Registration Fees
Conference Agenda


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street, NW
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004

CANCELED: Asylum in Latin America & Snowden

 CEPR's Mark Weisbrot will be speaking at a luncheon/panel discussion sponsored by the Inter-American Legal Affairs Committee of the International Law Section of the D.C. Bar and the Inter-American Bar Association. He will be joined by panelists Shana Tabak, professor at American University, and Bruce Zagaris, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP. The panel will be moderated by Henry Saint Dahl, Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Foundation.

In his portion of the panel, Mark will discuss the changes in Latin America over the past decade that make it a natural place for Edward Snowden to seek asylum; the pressures exerted by the U.S. to prevent Snowden's asylum from being granted; and the case's further implications for the hemisphere, including the charges of hypocrisy that are common in Washington, and the U.S. media against governments that are sympathetic to Snowden.

This event has been canceled.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

7:00 pm

Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

The Legacy of Hugo Chávez: At Home and Abroad
Hosted by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

March 5th will mark the one year anniversary of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A panel discussion will focus on the political, social, and economic impact that this Latin American leader had on movements and governments alike in the US, Venezuela, and the region. Mark Weisbrot of CEPR will be joined by Dan Kovalik, Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh, and  a Venezuelan official (TBD). The panel will be moderated by James Early, Director of Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UCLA Downtown Labor Center
675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA

Unfinished Business LA:
History & Next Steps for Paid Family Leave

The California Work & Family Coalition hosts authors Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman for a discussion on their new book Unfinished Business, which documents the history and impact of California’s paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Press Briefing:
“Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP”  Did NAFTA Help Mexico?: An Assessment After 20 Years

Representative Rosa DeLauro
Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
Moderated by Laura Carlsen, Director, Americas Program

National Press Club Murrow Room

529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2:30 - 4:30pm (doors open at 2:00pm)
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Unfinished Business: 
History and Next Steps for California's Paid Family Leave

In their new book, Unfinished Business, Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman document the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States, which began in 2004. We will also hear from Bay Area community members who are working locally and statewide to expand awareness and our rights to take paid family leave.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S, Cowles Auditorium
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

The Future of Social Security and Medicare Co-sponsored with AARP of Minnesota

Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Kevin Hassett, John G. Searle Senior Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Must Social Security and Medicare be cut to protect the programs and America’s fiscal balance sheets?  Or, can the backbone of security for seniors be protected by raising revenue and making other reforms?  Time to put aside talking points and spin in favor of honest discussion.  Dean Baker and Kevin Hassett are two of the country’s most thoughtful progressive and conservative commentators on entitlement reform.  They are also longtime friends, bringing an uncommon civility to the momentous options and weighty decisions facing Congress and President Obama.

*Light refreshments immediately following the event.

Register to attend this event


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

12:15 - 2:00 pm

Women's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20036

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

Dean Baker discusses his latest books, "Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People" (co-authored with Jared Bernstein) and "The End of loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive."


Please RSVP online at www.democraticwoman.org or telephone (202) 232-7363 ext. 3003

For more information go to the event website.

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