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Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Shawnee, PA: Listening to Women's Distant Voices

Presenting in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA, Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., the director of Global Women's Project, argues for new understandings of the prophetic female voice and offers evidence for reenvisioning gender-based roles, expectations, and possibilities for women and girls. Kemmis's work contrasts the concept of sacred time as expressed in the feminine narrative with that of earthly time as perceived in the male-female experience. Particularly timely in this re-consideration of the female voice, Pope Francis speaks out in recent news publications, and he calls for further investigation of the role of women in the church. Pope Francis refers to the feminine genius being needed wherever we make important decisions.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Lima, Peru: RBW Featured at Meeting on Private Sector Finance Strategies

On October 28 through 30 2013, in the city of Lima, Peru, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari participates in a meeting on the theme “Political, economic and social impacts of private sector financing strategies.” The meeting convenes representatives from specialized civil society organizations from all regions of the economic South, especially Latin America, to assess the impact of techniques to leverage private finance for development and Public-Private Partnerships. Cosponsors are the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, Latin American Network on Debt and Development and Eurodad. Caliari's presentations assert new understandings of global financial trends that give momentum to leveraging private finance strategies and on the fiscal risks of Public-Private Partnerships.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Vienna Human Rights Conference Underscores Concerns on Financial Sector

Aldo Caliari, the director of the Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, reminds colleagues of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights and its Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.  To commemorate the occasion, 140 civil society representatives from around the world gathered in Vienna. "The importance of tackling financial abuses to protect human rights was one of the salient points of a declaration issued in the occasion," reports Caliari in a blog for rightingfinance.org 

Global Women's Project | Mon, Oct 14, 2013

Evidence-based Report Guides New Action Plan

Dr. Deva Kemmis, the director the Center's Global Women's Project, joins fellow researchers and advocates learning the results of the new evidence-based report on women's empowerment, produced by a joint project of the United Nations Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation. Kemmis, on the right, stands with Jessica Gushuny of the National Collegiate Scholars Society at the event launching the report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment.  The report's results identify proven, promising and high-potential interventions to advance women’s economic development around the world. Kemmis says, "Such evidence-based research provides new guidance to the Global Women's Project action plan."

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Oct 11, 2013

Center of Concern, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, N.A., CIGI Convene Discussion on G20s Consensus on Infrastructure

International economist and lawyer, Aldo Caliari, the director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, met with moderator Thomas A. Bernes, a CIGI distinguished fellow and former Director of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) prior to an event held at Carnegie Endowment for the International Peace. Bernes moderated the evening's discussion of three goals for future work of the "Financing for Investment" study group. Nancy Alexander of Heinrich Boll Stiftung, N.A., chaired the discussion. In attendance were over 40 representatives of the international finance community.  

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Oct 6, 2013

RBW Events During World Bank/IMF Meetings

2013 Annual Meetings of the World Bank/ IMF, October 7-12, provide opportunity for engagement with Center of Concern.
The Center, together with the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, Heinrich Boell Foundation and others, co-sponsors discussions of European recovery; the importance of macroeconomic policy for Europe and the world economy. 

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 4, 2013

Sino-US Colloquium (IV) = Core Values and World Order

Lester Myers, Ph.D. and President of Center of Concern joins Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick at the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) Sino-US Colloquium (IV) = Core Values and World Order.  Presenters include academicians and scholars from China and the United States, international religious and cultural experts, social scientists, renowned journalists and politicians whom CEFC assembles. CEFC serves as a high-end strategic think tank engaged in energy strategy research, energy and public diplomacy, as well as global energy cooperation and cultural exchanges. Through the Colloquium, CEFC challenges the best minds to to conduct research in support of China’s three-pronged approach to energy development: the substitution of cleaner alternative energy for traditional energy, renewable energy for fossil fuels and plentiful energy sources for scarce ones.

Integral Ecology | Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Center President Lester A. Myers Endorses CIDSE Statement on Climate Change

Lester A. Myers, President of Center of Concern, joins in support of the 17 chief executives of the Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE), an international alliance of lay Catholic development and advocacy organizations, who issued a statement today expressing concern and calling for action in response to the release of today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regarding the near certainty that human activity is the source for the alarming effects of climate change, including global warming. 

Inequality for All: A Robert Reich Documentary about the Widening Economic Gap

Center of Concern encourages viewing a new documentary, Inequality for All, in which Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, leads an expose of current financial divides. Reich says, "While the rich are getting ahead, workers are being left behind. If the minimum wage kept up with inflation, it would be $10.74 today." The filmmakers examine how and why the 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sees this disparity as a threat to democracy. 

Inequality for All: A Documentary Film Investigating the Nation's Widening Economic Gap

Center of Concern encourages viewing a new documentary, Inequality for All, in which Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, leads an expose of current financial divides. Reich says, "While the rich are getting ahead, workers are being left behind. If the minimum wage kept up with inflation, it would be $10.74 today." The filmmakers examine how and why the 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sees this disparity as a threat to democracy. 

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