Open Forum with Dr. Robert Pollin on October 5

On Wednesday, October 5 from 7-9pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting House (5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. near Harvard Sq. in Cambridge), Dr. Robert Pollin will speak about his economic plan for the US that allows the country to meet adequate carbon reduction targets, generate new jobs, and protect those employed by fossil fuel companies.

Co-director and Distinguished Professor of Economics, Robert Pollin’s research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. Most recently, he co-authored the studies “Green Recovery” (September 2008), “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy” (June 2009), and “Green Prosperity” (June 2009) exploring the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in building a clean-energy economy in the United States.

Professor Pollin has worked recently as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Labour Organization and numerous non-governmental organizations on various aspects of building high-employment green economies, and is currently directing a project with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on this topic. He has also directed projects on employment creation and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa for the United Nations Development Program, and has been a member of the United States Competitive Policy Council. He is presently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Commission project on Financialization, Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development.