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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.

Education for Justice | Mon, Dec 2, 2013

EFJ Project Posts New Advent Resources

 Education for Justice has posted two new Advent resource series at www.educationforjustice.org.  A daily calendar explores the signs of the times, offering reflections that connect Advent scriptures to the many crises facing the human family, along with prayers and action ideas. Weekly reflections on the Sunday gospels also are available, providing links to daily scripture readings as well as spiritual exercises and action links. These reflections, along with our new "Mother of the Living Gospel" prayer, echo the words and spirit of Pope Francis' new exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel."

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

CoC Offers Views on Macroeconomic and Financial Aspects of Sustainable Development

This week a United Nations intergovernmental body mandated to craft proposals for what the new goals on Sustainable Development should look like, met to consider the macroeconomic and financial policy aspects of that agenda. Center of Concern’s team member Aldo Caliari provided key inputs for those deliberations, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At a panel on November 26th, 2013 he delivered a statement on behalf of the civil society organizations’ Finance and Trade Issues cluster. At a side-event the day before, on food price volatility, he discussed the theme “Facing the financialization of food markets: why, where and how in the post-2015 development agenda.”

 

Global Women's Project | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Myth Busting: Women's Parity in the EU Immigration Crisis

Dr. Deva Kemmis, the director of the Center's Global Women's Project, joins advocates and scholars researching solutions to establish parity for women in the immigration crises within the European Community. At a meeting held at Georgetown University's BMW Center at the School of Foreign Service, Kemmis questioned women's progress on issues of education, work, child care, and opportunities for leadership roles. 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

New Cambridge Press Publication Features Aldo Caliari's Work on Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights

In a chapter contributed to the book, Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present, and Future, recently published by Cambridge University Press, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari examines the relationship between Millennium Development Goal 8 and international human rights standards from a theoretical and practical perspective.

 

Integral Ecology | Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Center President Myers Advocates for Integrated Approach to Sustainability and Ecology

President of the Center of Concern Dr. Lester Myers speaks to the McLean, VA PAX community on the importance of  principled leadership for sustainability. Myers says, "Sustainability requires a systematic and holistic approach that matches the scope for the types of capital at stake: (1) human capital: respect for the dignity of work, including education, health care, opportunities for participation, and work-life balance; (2) ecological capital: respect for the environment, including practices for appraising, engaging, and enhancing natural resources; and (3) financial capital: to foster quality growth and provide resources for long-term economic, political, and social stability." 

Kenneth Melley, member of the Center's board of directors, attended the presentation. 
 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 18, 2013

CoC-organized Workshop in Brazil Focuses on Regional Economic Cooperation

On November 20-21, 2013, Center of Concern co-organized a workshop “South–South financial and monetary cooperation: Assessing Brazil’s leadership role in intra- and inter-regional arrangements.” The event, co-organized with Brazilian think tank IPEA, brought together officials from the Brazilian government, as well as experts from academia, civil society and intergovernmental organizations for an assessment of progress on a range of intra- and inter-regional economic cooperation initiatives of which Brazil is a part. 

 

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