2009 Press Releases

Media Advisory

Friday, October 16, 2009


Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets and Social Policy in the Twenty First Century

WHAT:
Please join the Berkeley Law Center on Health Economic & Family Security (CHEFS); the Social Science Research Council; and the Center for American Progress to explore solutions to the new economic insecurity and the privatization of risk.

The privatization of risk—shifting risks from government and employers to individuals and their families—has become all the more stark with the collapse of the financial markets, the rise in unemployment, record numbers of home foreclosures, continually rising health care costs and shrinking retirement funds. The Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets, and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century project seeks to undertake an in-depth exploration of proposed solutions to reverse the privatization of risk to help protect the American worker and reinvigorate the economy.

WHEN:
Friday, October 16th, 2009: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHO:
Featured speakers include:

• Jacob Hacker, professor of political science, Yale University, founding co-director of Berkeley CHEFS
• Eric Stein, deputy assistant secretary for consumer affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Mark Greenberg, deputy assistant secretary for policy, administration for children and families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Alicia Munnell, professor of management sciences at Boston College's Carroll School of Management
• Christian Weller, senior fellow, Center for American Progress; professor of public policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
• Steve Sugarman, professor of law, UC Berkeley School of Law
• Mary Ann Mason, professor, UC Berkeley; former dean of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

WHERE:
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005 Map & Directions

RSVP: Contact Phyliss Martinez at CHEFS at 510.206.2420

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center