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Center of Concern | Thu, Mar 1, 2012

Responsible Lending and Borrowing Principles presented in US Congress

Speaking at a Congressional Briefing on March 1, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari presented the Principles on Lending and Borrowing on behalf of Jubilee USA.

The principles, ellaborated in a recent Jubilee USA report, aim at ensuring a lasting solution to the debt overhang and its crushing impact on poor countries ' development opportunities.  

Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of the European Monetary Union (February 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 23, 2012

Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of the European Monetary Union (February 2012)

 

On Friday February 24, 2012, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at a symposium on the European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the future of the European Monetary Union held by the University of Iowa , the Journal on Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and the University of Iowa Center for Finance and Development.

 

He delivered a paper titled Debt Restructuring and Cross-Border Bank Resolution: Their Place and Features in a Viable European Financial Architecture

Click here to watch webcast of Aldo Caliari's presentation.

Click here for more information on the symposium, including webcasts of other presentations.

 

Experts claim fiscal policy critical to successful trade strategy in the Caribbean

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Feb 19, 2012

Experts claim fiscal policy critical to successful trade strategy in the Caribbean

"The countries in our region cannot afford to neglect exploration of all ways fiscal policies can help extract the greatest possible benefits from trade,” said Prof Rosalea Hamilton, founding director, Institute of Law and Economics, in a press release issued at a workshop co-organized with the Center of Concern in the city of Kingston, Jamaica.

Central Banks and Human Rights: Do They Have Obligations?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Feb 3, 2012

Central Banks and Human Rights: Do They Have Obligations?

Most people might think central banks have no role whatsoever in fulfilling human rights obligations. Indeed, years of economic doctrine have predicated that central banks are "independent." But Central Banks, as organs of their governments, do have a role to play in meeting its human rights obligations. Their independence has frequently been used to shield them from transparency and accountability, a new primer published by the initiative "A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation" argues.

Center of Concern | Wed, Jan 25, 2012

The New Economy: Moving Toward a Sustainable Future - Feb. 29, 2012

February 29, 2012
Reception: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Panel: 7:00 pm

See the world anew through the lens of the New Economy Movement. Join in the celebration of the Center of Concern's 40th anniversary with a look into the future -- sponsored by Center of Concern and Washington Theological Union.
Speakers: Gar Alperovitz -- author of "America Beyond Capitalism"; E.J. Dionne -- noted editorial writer the Washington Post; Professor Laurie Cassidy -- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Marywood University, Scranton, PA

See invitation for RSVP link

 

Responsible lending should be at heart of addressing root causes of poverty

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jan 25, 2012

Responsible lending should be at heart of addressing root causes of poverty

Responsible lending and borrowing would contribute to the achievement of the development aspirations of the world's poorest, says a new study just released by Jubilee USA. The study also makes recommendations on what the US government could do to promote such practices.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari was one of the main contributors to the report.

Responsible lending should be at the heart of addressing root causes of poverty

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jan 25, 2012

Responsible lending should be at the heart of addressing root causes of poverty

Responsible lending and borrowing would contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for the world's poorest, a new study launched by Jubilee USA argues. The report also sets recommendations for what can the US government do to promote responsible lending and borrowing principles.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari was one of the contributors to this report.

Engaging Faith | Wed, Jan 18, 2012

A Christian Nation?

The New York Times reported that at the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate the topic was foreign policy, the focus: war.  Ron Paul was booed down for quoting the Golden Rule.  Mitt Romney said, 'Of course we should hunt our enemies down anywhere in the world and kill them.'

Where is the OUTRAGE in this supposedly Christian nation?  Don't WE say, 'Love your enemies.  Do good to those who harm you.'  Let's not let these good Christians get away with statements like that!

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 17, 2012

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Today, prospects for sustainable development remain a serious challenge as our global economy, our natural environment, our social well-being, and our political structures are in crisis.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a panel focused on the economy in this dialogue on "Gender Equity and Sustainable Development," organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.

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