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Lunch & Learn: Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research


Eileen Appelbaum is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC. She has had a long and distinguished career in which her research and work has focused on different aspects of economic conditions that impact low-wage workers, people of color and women. Her work as an economist grew out of her passion to make a difference in the world and the political and social activism that she and her husband were engaged in, in the 60’s and 70’s. 

Dr. Appelbaum has been a role model and mentor to many people and especially several generations of women coming up the ranks in Academia and elsewhere. She has a unique perspective and many insights on navigating the challenges of work-life balance, finding your own voice as a woman, and being respected in the workplace and achieving equality as a woman.

For this special Lunch & Learn, she will share some of her journey as an activist, academic, and mother/grandmother; and some of her perspective about her work, and the state of our country and the world today, especially challenges for women. 

Come meet professor Appelbaum as she visits The Indie Alley for our lunchtime program on Wednesday June 26th from 12:00-1:00pm. It will be a relaxed conversation with back and forth from the audience.

More About Dr. Eileen Appelbaum:

Dr. Appelbaum is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC., the Fellow at Rutgers University Center for Women and Work, and Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester, UK. Prior to joining CEPR, she held positions as Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute and as Professor of Economics at Temple University.  She has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Manchester (UK), Auckland (New Zealand) and Adelaide (Australia) and spent five summers as a Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum in Berlin.

Dr. Appelbaum holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Mathematics from Temple Universtiy. She is past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association and served on the Board of the Industry Studies Association. She is on the editorial board of the ILR Review. Her research focuses on organizational restructuring and outcomes for firms and workers. She has authored or co-authored seven books. Areas of expertise include: Private Equity, Paid Family Leave, Part-time workers, and Women in the workforce.

All proceeds from this event go to The Indie Alley Foundation.

Earlier Event: June 25
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Later Event: July 2
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