CEPR - Center for Economic and Policy Research

Multimedia

En Español

Em Português

Other Languages

Home Press Center Events Events

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
RSVP: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Read more...

 

 

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.

Read more...

 

 

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.

Read more...

 

 

April 22, 2013

Brown Bag: Venezuela's Electoral System and the Results of The Presidential Elections

12 - 2 p.m.
IPS
Room MC - C1 - 100
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036

At an IPS event moderated by Foreign Policy in Focus Director Emira Woods, human and labor rights lawyer Dan Kovalik and CEPR's Alexander Main shared their experiences monitoring the 2013 Venezeulan elections and provided the audience with their organizations’ findings and suggestions that were made to the National Electoral Council after the election. Audio of the event is available below or after the jump.

Read more...

 

 

April 17, 2013

What Next for the Eurozone? Macroeconomic Policy and the Recession

4 p.m.
The World Bank
Room MC - C1 - 100
1818 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

The eurozone is mired in its second recession in three years, and the most recent IMF projections show a decline in GDP for 2013. Unemployment has hit a record level of 11.9 percent for the eurozone, with Greece and Spain having jobless rates of 26 percent. The risks of a serious financial crisis in the eurozone have subsided considerably since last year, but remain significant enough to possibly affect world economic growth and employment. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a forum that looked at macroeconomic policy in the eurozone and the challenges to restoring employment and growth. Participants also included Prakash Loungani — an advisor in the IMF’s Research Department, co-chair of the IMF’s Working Group on Jobs and Growth, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s council on employment issues — and Jo Marie Griesgraber, executive director of the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition.

Read more...

 

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 9 of 40

CEPR.net
donate_new
Combined Federal Campaign #79613

TODAY'S EVENTS
(October 30, 2014)

There are no events scheduled today.