Press Releases

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Center of Concern’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Addresses United Nations Expert Committee on Financing for Sustainable Development

International economist Aldo Caliari urges United Nations committee to recognize the benefits of monetary system reform and financial regulation to help safeguard public resources needed to finance sustainable development. Video recording of Caliari's live presentation at the UN can be found at 01:53 into the program captured by UN Web TV.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Center of Concern and Institute for Applied Economic Research Host Workshop in Brazil

Rio de JaneiroAt a recent meeting co-hosted by the Center of Concern (Center) and the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), international economists and policy makers assessed new and existing South-South initiatives for monetary and financial cooperation. The Center’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Aldo Caliari offered the global financial crisis of 2008-09 as context for increasing the urgency of South –South economic cooperation.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 14, 2013

International Economic Policymakers Advise Faster Diversification to Achieve Balanced and Inclusive Growth in Central Asia

Almaty, Kazakhstan — At a recent meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, hosted by the National Bank of Kazakhstan, organizers challenged economic experts to respond to the question: how will Asia expedite its economic transformation? Participants from the Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan focused on economic transformation through modernization, education, and a move from agriculture to services. Over seventy policymakers, researchers, and economic experts assessed strategies to achieving balanced and inclusive growth across North and Central Asia.

Center of Concern | Thu, Sep 26, 2013

International Panel Assesses Results of Uruguay’s Tax Reforms and Impact on its Future Economic Stability

Montevideo, Uruguay—At an August 16 meeting, the government of Uruguay took part in a public forum, during which economic experts presented research on social justice and the impact of Latin America’s tax practices. The event sparked discussion among panelists about the role of tax policies in creating economic inequality. Speaking on Uruguay’s experience, the Director of the Tax Collection Agency and the Minister of Labor of Uruguay recounted how their country’s decade of expansion was being bolstered by tax policies that sought to lower debt and unemployment and decrease poverty. 

Integral Ecology | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Powered By Wind

Washington, D.C.—The Center of Concern is  proud to announce that our facilities on Otis Street in Northeast Washington, DC are now 100% powered by wind. The Center's Chief Operating Officer, Ann Venton, led the process to ensure  that the electricity which powers our building is generated using sustainable means. This process led to the decision to use CleanStepsSM WindPower wind power and was confirmed today.

Center of Concern | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

International Experts Convene to Assess New Issues Complicating Argentina’s Debt Recovery

Washington, D.C.—In a recent panel discussion held at the U.S. Capitol and hosted by the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Washington, D.C., Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern’s Rethinking Bretton Woods project director, contributed his economic and legal expertise to a panel discussion focused on sovereign debt restructuring.  Speaking to a packed room of invited guests, including representatives of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State and Treasury departments, major advocacy organizations, international corporations, and Washington, D.C.-based embassies, Cecilia Nahon, U.S. Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, moderated the presentations. See Newsroom/Press Release

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

The Integral Ecology Project will present at a break-out session of the Ignatian Family Teach in on November 17, 2012 on "Climate Change and the Common Good." The COC presentation will provide a framework for Jesuit affiliated students and parishinors to dialogue about climate change, noting the values of Catholic Social Teaching.

Program Breakout Description: Is climate change a moral issue? What kind of language do we have as Catholics to reveal the moral implications of a changing climate? This workshop will explore how Catholic Social Teaching can give us compelling language and principles to illuminate the debates about climate change.