Conference Program


9.00: coffee & registration

9.45: welcome: Jurgen De Wispelaere, CRÉUM

10.00 – 11.00: Opening Lecture

Louise Haagh, University of York & BIEN
“Basic Income and Public Finance”

Chair: Jurgen De Wispelaere, CRÉUM

11.00 – 12.45: Panel A – Basic Income Models in Canada and the US

Sally Lerner, University of Waterloo
“Education for a Canadian BIG Society”

Jim Mulvale, University of Regina
Rob Rainer, Canada Without Poverty
“Mapping out a Pragmatic Guaranteed Income Architecture for Canada”

Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar
“Exporting the Alaska Model: A Model for Reform Around the World”

Chair: Peter Dietsch, CRÉUM

12.45 – 14.00: lunch

14.00 – 15.45: Panel B – Basic Income at the Margins of Employment

Andrea Vick, University of Toronto
Ernie Lightman, University of Toronto
“Precarious Jobs, Precarious Workers: Income Security for Canadians with Episodic Disabilities”

Matt Stahl, University of Western Ontario
“Copyright, Creative Work and the Basic Income Grant”

William DiFazio, St. John’s University
Stanley Aronowitz, City University of New York
“The Jobless Future and Democracy: Wither Agency?”

Chair: John Rook, National Council for Welfare

15.45 – 16.00: coffee

16.00 – 17.45: Panel C – The Ecological Imperative

Anita Vaillancourt, University of Toronto
“Reconnecting Basic Income in Canada with Indigenous and Ecological Roots”

Michael Howard, University of Maine
“A Cap on Carbon and a Floor on Income: A Defensible Combination in the US?”

Gianne Broughton, Canadian Friends Service Committee
“Outline of an Ecological Argument for BIG”

Chair: Pat Evans, University of Carleton & BIEN Canada

17.45 – 18.45: Keynote

Guy Standing, University of Bath & BIEN
“Basic Income for the Precariat”

Chair: Jim Mulvale, University of Regina & BIEN Canada


9.00 – 10.45: Panel D – Economic Crisis and Income Security

Chandra Pasma, Citizens for Public Justice
“The Great Recession: What Happened to Economic Security in 2009?”

James Bryan, Manhattanville College
“The Basic Income Guarantee as an Automatic Stabilizer”

Philip Harvey, Rutgers University
“Learning from the New Deal”

Chair: Pierre-Yves Néron, CRÉUM

10.45 – 11.00: coffee

11.00 – 12.45: Panel E – Funding a Basic Income

Gary Flomenhoft, University of Vermont
“Progress on Basic Income from Common Assets In Vermont”

André Presse, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Götz Werner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
“Stimulating the Economy: Basic Income and the Consumption Tax”

Jeffrey Smith, Forum on Genomics
“Are Geonomies Both Imperturbable and Bountiful”

Chair: David Casassas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & BIEN

12.45 – 14.00: lunch

14.00 – 15.45: Political Forum “The Politics of a Universal Basic Income Grant”

Amélie Chateauneuf, spokesperson FCPASQ
Tony Martin MP
Rob Rainer, Executive Director Canada Without Poverty
Al Sheahen, Committee Member USBIG
Senator Hugh Segal, Deputy Chair of the Subcommittee on Cities

Chair: Sheila Regehr, Director National Council for Welfare

15.45 – 16.30: Closing Lecture

Senator Eduardo Suplicy, São Paulo, Brazil & BIEN
“Steps Towards a Citizen’s Basic Income”

Chair: Almaz Zelleke, The New School & USBIG

16.30: Basic Income Studies: Jurgen De Wispelaere & Karl Widerquist, co-editors BIS

16.35: Closing & Thanks: Mike Howard, USBIG & Jim Mulvale, BIEN Canada


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