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News from the congress…

Well over 200 scholars and activists from more than 30 countries participated in BIEN CONGRESS 2014!

This website will shortly be integrated in the soon-to-be-revamped BICN website and information resources be made available in a more user-friendly format. Meanwhile you can find …

  1. A selection of the papers presented at the congress in the conference program.
  2. Videos from the keynote speakers at BICN’s dedicated youtube channel.
  3. Pictures from the BICN 2014 congress at BICN Flicker.
  4. Links to some of the congress reviews at BI News.


Keynote Speakers


Alicia Bárcena Ibarra

Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Roberto Gargarella

Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina and Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at University College London

Renana Jhabvala

President of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), Bharat, India

Stanislas Jourdan

Co-founder of the French Movement for Basic Income and Coordinator for Unconditional Basic Income Europe

Anna Reid

Past-President of the Canadian Medical Association (2013-2014)

Enno Schmidt

Co-founder of the Initiative Basic Income in Switzerland and president of the Cultural Impulse Switzerland Foundation

Joe Soss

Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Guy Standing

Professor in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and Co-President, Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)