Rio + 20 message short of planetary needs

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Sep 12, 2012

Rio + 20 message short of planetary needs


Climate, food, employment, and care crises all over the world are taking place within a global economy that does not seem to find a path to steady recovery. In this article appeared in Center Focus, staff Aldo Caliari finds that the outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (held in Rio, last June), do not live up to the signs of the times.

REGISTER NOW! September 10 Panel "Regulating Finance as if Human Rights Mattered"

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Sep 3, 2012

REGISTER NOW! September 10 Panel "Regulating Finance as if Human Rights Mattered"

On September 10, 2012, 12 -2 pm, Center of Concern joins Americans for Financial Reform, American University Washington College of Law and Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law cosponsor a Panel discussion at the Washington College of Law.


Ø  Eric Tars, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

Ø  Rob Randhava, Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights

Ø  Daniel Bradlow, Professor, Washington College of Law

Ø  Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern

Speakers will address the following questions: Does the human rights community have a legitimate contribution to make in the financial regulation debate, or is its contribution limited to the stage of impact mitigation when a crisis occurs? What are the obstacles human rights organizations face in engaging in financial regulation?

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Money market funds still posing risks to the economy (August 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Aug 23, 2012

Money market funds still posing risks to the economy (August 2012)

With USD 4.7 trillion under control worldwide, money market funds are one of the dark corners of the financial system whose risks continue to loom over the economy. A new proposal by US regulators that could have provided some remedy was not even subjected to public scrutiny before being withdrawn due to lack of enough votes.

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Engaging Faith | Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Creighton University achieves Fair Trade Status

Creighton University is the first Catholic, Jesuit University to achieve Fair Trade status. The designation is given by Fair Trade Colleges & Universities USA, a national initiative to embed Fair Trade principles within administrative policy and the social and intellectual fabric of academic communities and recognizes the institution’s efforts to support Fair Trade through five established criteria--policies, use of fair trade products where feasible in university-operated/owned outlets, use of these products in university operations such as meetings and special events, Fair Trade education and awareness building on campus and general support of Fair Trade through procurement practices.    Read more....