This section highlights upcoming events as they relate to on basic income or related policies during this pandemic. All upcoming events are hosted by partners of the Basic Income Lab, research institutions, policy think tanks or foundations.
This section provides links to past events on the intersection of basic income or related policies and COVID-19. All past events are hosted by partners of the Basic Income Lab, research institutions, policy think tanks or foundations.
Universal Basic Income: Dream or Reality?
International Center for European Formation
Financial Security 2020: A Framework for Recovery and Resilience
1pm EST. Hosted by the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.
A Critical Lifeline: How One-Time Cash Grants & Financial Coaching Helped People Survive a Summer of Uncertainty
Join SaverLife, Neighborhood Trust, and the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program as we review the findings and discuss how a new vision for household financial resilience will be integral to economic recovery.
Racial Equity and the Power of Cash
5pm PST. Mia Birdsong, Anne Price, John Matthews II, and Jim Pugh.
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income
2pm EST. Host: National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Mayors from Stockton, CA; Jackson, MI; and Madison, WI.
Green-Red Dialogues: Universal Basic Income – Pathway out of the Covid-19 Crisis?
12pm EST. Antonio Costas – Professor of political economy at UB Barcelona and Aina Vidal, member of the Spanish parliament (Unidas Podemos)
Recovery, Re-Employment, and Re-Imagining Work
1pm EST. Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative.
A Deeper Dive on Direct Cash Transfers for Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2pm EST. Host: Point Source Youth
Universal Basic Income as a possible remedy to the COVID-19 crisis?
8am EST. Green European Foundation and Alviina Alametsä, Natalie Bennett and Julen Bollain.
Is It Finally Time for a Basic Income? – Panel Discussion
Congressman Ro Khanna, Mayor Michael Tubbs, and co-Chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project Natalie Foster
Universal Basic Income: Panacea or Waste of Resources?
2pm EST. Laura Carvalho, Associate Professor of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo, Marcela Eslava, Economics Professor and newly appointed Dean of the Economics School, Universidad de los Andes, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Dean of the School of Government, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly (moderator)
Emergency Savings – Are we Re-Learning Lessons or Have we Reached its Limits?
10am EST. Aspen Institute, Financial Security Program
Linking Social Protection and humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) – what do we really know and where to start? Findings from the CaLP commissioned high level briefing paper at the time of COVID-19
8am EST. Host: socialprotection.org; Panelists: Paul Harvey, Humanitarian Outcomes, Daniel Longhurst, Independent Consultant, Dr. Rachel Slater, Professor of International Development, Centre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton
Lift the floor: Would a Universal Basic Income guarantee a good life for all Canadians
1pm EST. Host: Broadbent Institute, Panelists: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers and Simon Black, Brock University Centre for Labour Studies
Cash Infusions: Stability Now, Security Later
1pm EST. Host: Aspen Institute, Financial Security Program, Panelists: Charlie Anderson of the office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO); Mia Birdsong, Economic Security Project; Aisha Nyandoro, Springboard To Opportunities; Ameya Pawar, Former Chicago Aldermanl Prashanthi Ravanavarapu, PayPal; Lauren Renaud, FII; and Helah Robinson, LIFT
Targeting Covid-19 relief payments in Bangladesh
3pm EST. Hosted by Overseas Development Institute. Chairs: Mark Miller, Director of Public Finance and Institutions Programme, ODI; Maria May, Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Panelists: Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics, Yale; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2i; Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC; Sabina Rashid, Dean and Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health
How we live next: Is UBI really fair or feasible
6:30pm EST. Host: Tortoise Media. Panelists: Micheal Pugh, Basic Income Conversation at Compass and the Rt Hon Lord David Willetts, King’s College London.
Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on formal sector workers: (potential) social protection and employment responses
5pm EST. Host: socialprotection.org, Panellists: Sebastian Konigs (OECD), Luca Pellarano (ILO)
Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment: (potential) solutions for informal/self-employed workers, April 21
5pm EST. Host: socialprotection.org; Panellists: Laura Alfers (WIEGO), Carmen Roca (WIEGO), Portia Kekana (Department of small business development, South Africa)
Online event: Cash transfers for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
9am EST. Host: Center for Global Development: Panelists: Laura Alfers (Director of Social Protection Programme, WIEGO), Ugo Gentilini (World Bank), Joe Huston (Give Directly), Gyude Moore (CGD)
What are the Impacts on Local Economies?
1pm EST. Host: Canadian Urban Institute; Panelists: Mark Garner, CEO and Executive Director, Downtown Yonge BIA; Bruce Katz, Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab, Drexel University; Mary Moran, President & CEO, Calgary Economic Development; Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce; and Karen Wong, Co-founder & CEO, TakuLabs.
COVID-19, inequalities and policy
Host: INSEAD, Panellist: Mark Stabile
Exploring universal basic income: lessons for COVID-19 response and beyond
5pm EST. Host: socialprotection,org; Panellists:Ugo Gentilini (World Bank), Francesca Bastagli (ODI)