BIEN | BIEN Conversations

On this page you will find a series of zoomcasts: conversations from around the world about the relationship between Basic Income and Covid-19.

BIEN has published its third Basic Income Conversation, this time about Brazil. In this conversation, Lena Lavinas and Leandro Ferreira debate the Covid pandemic, Brazil’s response, and their relationship to the Basic Income debate.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

The second conversation is with Karl Widerquist and Scott Santens, and relates to the situation in the United States.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

The first conversation is by the three anchors and introduces the series.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2021 annual congress took place from the 18th to the 21st August 2021. The website for this online congress, containing the agenda, attendees, questions and answers, and much more, is still available: click here.

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. Further details will appear here as soon as they are known.

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