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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.

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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

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rayburn House Office Bldg (2226)
45 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20515

Employment: A Human Right

Sponsored by Representative John Conyers, Jr. and Representative Frederica S. Wilson, the discussion will be in the context that over the past year, 25 percent of the American population was unemployed or underemployed and not earning enough to support their basic needs.  CEPR's Dean Baker will be one of the panelists considering whether or not the right to employment should be seen as the critical foundation of economic democracy and the government has a special obligation to provide employment opportunities for all. The panel will be moderated by Christina Bellatoni of Roll Call, and other participants include Larry Mishel of EPI, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO, John Cavanagh of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Phil Harvey of Rutgers University.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Congressional briefing hosted by
The Center for Economic and Policy Research and
CUNY's Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies

Unfinished Business:
Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Rayburn House Office Building (2253).

In their new book, Unfinished Business, CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and CUNY's 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. Currently just 12 percent of U.S workers have paid family leave through their employers.

At this briefing, Appelbaum and Milkman will discuss in detail the effects of California's landmark paid family leave law on employers and workers. They will also explore the implications of the state's decade-long experience with paid family leave for the nation, which is engaged in ongoing debate about work-family policies.

In addition, the National Partnership for Women and Family's Rachel Lyons will outline the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, or FAMILY Act, a proposal from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for a national paid family and medical leave insurance program to benefit workers, their families, businesses and our economy.

Download Presentation Slides:
Paid Family Leave: Lessons from California
Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (Family Act)

Download Factsheets:
The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)
Not Enough Family Friendly Policies:  High Stakes for Women and Families

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

FDL Book Salon: Getting Back To Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

5:00p - 7:00p Eastern / 2:00p - 4:00p Pacific time.

CEPR co-director Dean Baker will be the featured author in an online book salon at firedoglake.  It will be hosted by Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute.

Dean will be discussing his book, Getting Back to Full Employment, in which he and his co-author Jared Bernstein point out that the weakness of the labor market has made it impossible for most workers to achieve real wage gains.  As a result the benefits of the economic growth we have seen have gone overwhelmingly to the richest 1 percent.  They show how, particularly in an era of historically high inequality, full employment would provide workers with the bargaining power needed to secure higher incomes and a fair share of the economy's growth. 
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