Sessions for CUNY faculty and staff on supporting those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine

A number of CUNY faculty and staff have been affected by the war​ as well as displaced employees seeking refuge in NYC. CUNY wishes to provide support and aid to such employees in need.

Subsequently, CUNY will hold 3 sessions via Zoom, that CUNY faculty and staff are welcome to attend, with the aim of brainstorming and recommending options and resources for faculty and staff faced with challenging circumstances due to the war. 

The sessions are as follows: 
Monday, April 11, 2022, 12:00-1:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 8658 2375
Passcode: 482157

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 4964 4948
Passcode: 000743

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
​Meeting ID: 827 6558 4109
Passcode: 700163 

Branko Milanovic on the Russian economy

Branko Milanovic, Senior Fellow at the Stone Center on Inequality at the Graduate Center, was interviewed in Jacobin about how the legacy of the 1990s economic decline in Russia, which he witnessed firsthand while working there for the World Bank, has impacted where Russia is today.

“I would like to point out that an increase in inequality under conditions of huge decline in real incomes, is entirely different than having the same increase in inequality under conditions of growth … Between 1987 and 1993, Russian GDP, on the contrary, fell by about 40 percent.  Compare that to the US Great Depression, which saw about a 30 percent decline, from the peak to the trough. If you were in the lower part of the Russian income distribution, not only would you lose 40 percent of your income, but because inequality went against you, you would lose 60 or 70 percent.”