November 14, 2016

12:15:00 AM - 02:00:00 AM

Hosts:
The Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare & Equity #613 and Globalization, Labor, and Popular Struggles #671


Location:
Faculty House, Columbia University (http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/)
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027


The seminar is at 7:15 p.m. in a room that will be announced in the Faculty House lobby. Please look for a bulletin board posting. To reach Faculty House, enter the Columbia University campus via the gate on the east side of Broadway at 116th Street; go through campus and cross Amsterdam Avenue. Continue on West 116th past the Law School and turn left through the gate, turn right beyond Wein Hall on the right and go down the ramp to Faculty House.


Speakers:

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Liz Krueger, State Senator 



Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. and an expert on the Trans Pacific Partnership and U.S.-Latin American relations.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is author of the book, Failed: What "Experts Got Wrong About the Global Economy  (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy.

He writes a regular column for The Hill, and a regular column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and almost every major U.S. newspaper, as well as in Brazil's largest newspaper, Fohla de São Paulo. He appears as a weekly guest on "The Big Picture" with Thom Hartmann, and regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

Senator Krueger, has represented much of Manhattan's East Side and East Midtown neighborhoods since her 2002 special election victory, when she captured the last Republican seat in Manhattan for Democrats. Krueger is a veteran member of the Senate's Democratic Conference and serves as ranking member on the Senate's Finance Committee, which has a large role in the state budget process and substantial jurisdiction over legislation moving through the Senate.  She is a committed fighter for state government reform and a nationally recognized expert on the issues of poverty and homelessness.  Prior to her election to the Senate, Sen. Krueger was the founding Director of the Food Bank for New York City and served as the longtime Associate Director of CFRC, a New York City anti-poverty direct service provider and advocacy organization. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Social Policy and Human Development and a master's degree from the University of Chicago's Harris Graduate School of Public Policy.

*OPTIONAL DINNER: Members of the seminar will gather for an optional dinner in Faculty House at 6:00. The cost of the dinner is $30 per person and is payable by check only to Columbia University. In the memo line of the check, please write "Seminar 613 and 671 Dinner".

*PLEASE RSVP to Aggie Sun by email (ms4196[at]columbia.edu) by November 11 to attend the dinner and November 14 to attend the seminar.