Conference on Lessons Learned from the Transatlantic Economic Recovery

Date: June 20, 2014

The AFL-CIO, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the IMK of the Hans Böckler Foundation are holding a conference on lessons learned from the transatlantic financial crisis called, The Crisis and What Remains to Be Done? 

When: Friday June 20, 2014
Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

The conference builds on last year’s “Trans-Atlantic Agenda for Shared Prosperity” conference. Both Europe and the U.S. are still struggling to address the problems unmasked by the financial crash of 2008 and the ensuing Great Recession. The conference will ask the plain but not simple questions, what have we learned and what remains to be done?

Conference schedule:  Breakfast & on-site registration: 9.00 – 9.30am.

Introduction: 9.30 – 9.45am:

  • Pia Bungarten, Director, FES Washington DC Office
  • Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President

Morning session: 9.45 – 11.45am: What have we learned from the crisis?

  • Martin Baily, Brookings Institution
  • Thomas Palley, AFL-CIO
  • Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University
  • Gustav Horn, IMK
  • Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO

Break: 11.45am – 12.00pm.

Lunch session 12.00 – 2.00pm:

  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, Co-Chair Congressional Progressive Caucus
  • Michael Sommer, Vice-President, FES and former President, German Trade Union
  • Confederation

Break: 2.00 – 2.15pm.

Afternoon session 2.15 – 4.15pm: What remains to be done?

  • Thorben Albrecht, German Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs
  • Dean Baker, CEPR
  • Julianne Malveaux, EPI
  • Robert Scott, EPI
  • Robert Kuttner, American Prospect

Closing 4.15 – 4.25pm: Bill Spriggs, AFL-CIO


To RSVP contact Ethan Kolodny