Economics

Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment
  • United States

    Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa address the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addressed what can be done fix the system currently in place. This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.
  • United States

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs. This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.
  • United States

    On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will hold a half-day, multisession symposium in Washington, DC, on U.S. immigration policy. The symposium will include a keynote address by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who co-chairs the Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders from across the country making an economic case for immigration reform. Additionally, the event will focus on the importance of immigration for the economic future of the United States and the prospects for political cooperation on immigration-related legislation. The symposium will convene policymakers, Council members, the media, and other opinion leaders to have a candid discussion on new options for immigration policy reforms, using the CFR Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy as a launching pad. The symposium is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For further details, please refer to the agenda below. For more information on the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy, please click the following link: http://www.cfr.org/immigration/us-immigration-policy/p20030 This event is made possible through generous support from the Ford Foundation. Symposium Agenda: 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast Reception 9:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.  Session One: Immigration as an Economic Engine Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Vivek Wadhwa, Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School; Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Presider: Matthew Winkler, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg News 11:15 - 11:25 a.m.  Break 11:25 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.  Session Two: Political Pathways for Progress David Price, U.S. Representative from North Carolina; Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center; Presider: Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, NPR 12:40 - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch Buffet 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.  Session Three: Keynote Address Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York Presider: Julia Preston, National Immigration Correspondent, New York Times 1:45 - 2:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks
  • Labor and Employment

    With unions facing increasing challenges and the United States economy still in the midst of a fragile recovery, please join Richard Trumka as he offers an organized labor perspective on globalization, trade, and U.S. relations with international competitors.
  • Labor and Employment

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka offers an organized labor perspective on globalization, trade, and U.S. relations with international competitors.
  • Egypt

    Large numbers of unemployed youth have been behind the protests for change in the Middle East. Demographics expert Ragui Assaad says the region must move toward democracy and open economic systems to turn the youth bulge into an opportunity.
  • United States

    Outsourcing remains a contentious political issue as lawmakers, analysts, and business leaders debate its effect on U.S. job creation and the role of corporate tax policy in shipping jobs overseas, explains this Backgrounder.