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43rd Anniversary

Center of Concern | Fri, May 30, 2014

Center of Concern Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Sharing Your Voice for Global Social Justice

Since its founding on May 4, 1971, by Bishop (later Cardinal) Joseph Bernardin, General Secretary of the former National Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Center has worked to create a world that upholds basic human rights and human dignity for all. Today, team members uphold the Center's early goals of sharing your voice for global social justice (TM ) by researching, educating, and advocating from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community.

 

   

Integral Ecology | Sat, May 10, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day with Reports of Energy Savings Through Wind Power

What better day than Earth Day to celebrate our energy savings? The Center of Concern is proud to share news of its environmental stewardship. We procure our energy through Washington Gas Energy Services' Green-e Energy, a certified wind power source from regional wind farms. Wind power is the world's fastest growing energy resource. Photo/CC/Flickr/Attribution/"Wind Turbines and Mt. Hood" by lamoix.

 

 

Global Women's Project | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

GWP's Center Focus Live! Welcomes Filmmakers and Advocates for Women's Equality, John Fuegi and Jo Francis

On April 10 at Georgetown Unversity's School of Continuing Studies auditorium, the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project (GWP) hosted a new event, Center Focus Live!. The event included a film screening, question and answer session with the filmmakers, and reception to celebrate the Project's legacy of leadership on women's issues through research, education, and advocacy. Dr. John Fuegi and Ms. Jo Francis, filmmakers of the featured presentation, The War Within: A Portrait of Viriginia Woolf, fielded questions from a lively audience and offered insights into their work on the internationally acclaimed film series, Women of Power. Dr. Deva Kemmis, the new director of the Global Women's Project, shared her commitment to continue working for girls' education and women's empowerment. Dr. Carolyn Bain, the director of communications, organized the event. 

Global Women's Project | Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Women in India: Cultural Erosion and Violence Among the Santhal Tribe

Today we will examine the West Bengal gang rape case through a cultural lens and shed light on some of the factors involved. Although there are a series of complex cultural and ethnic underpinnings to the West Bengal gang rape case, this has been seldom mentioned in the media. Photo/Sudiptorana//CC 

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 | 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.”

 

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.

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