Welcome to CNE TV

Here you will find a curated selection of CNE’s interviews and
explainer videos, as well as highlights from our past events.

For a look at our entire video collection
visit our YouTube channel.


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Our Living With Risk Conversations series features deep-dive discussions between members of the CNE team and experts from diverse fields about policy and current affairs.

May 15, 2020 – Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla about the government’s response to the past years’ disasters, the role of civic society, and the importance of managing the social consequences of the pandemic (interview conducted in Spanish).

April 28, 2020 – Puerto Rico has to prepare to live with this pandemic for at least one more year. We have the capacity to manage this risk. How? Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews neuroscientist & professor Daniel Colón-Ramos (interview conducted in Spanish).

April 13, 2020 – Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews epidemiologist Dr. Juan Alonso Echanove. Dr. Echanove was the epidemiologist director of Puerto Rico’s Health Department and lets us know a few important facts to manage this pandemic (interview conducted in Spanish).

In our CNExplains series, we address key questions about public policy issues that affect Puerto Rico and the broader Puerto Rican community.

June 25, 2020 – Rosanna Torres explains the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and why it should be extended to cover eligible populations in Puerto Rico (video in Spanish).

May 1, 2020 – Rosanna Torres explains the limits of Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program and why greater funding is necessary to meet the needs of the population during the COVID-19 pandemic (video in Spanish).

April 22, 2020 – How can Puerto Rico provide more and better health services if we don’t have enough resources? Rosanna Torres explains why we need more Medicaid funding (video in Spanish).

CNE in the Media

September 22, 2020 – On the podcast Hilando Fino, Dr. Javier Colón Morera interviews Sergio Marxuach on key issues affecting Puerto Rico that should be considered during the current election cycle. (video in Spanish).

May 15, 2020 – Ignacio Rivera interviews Sergio Marxuach on the show Fuego Cruzado to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the Puerto Rican economy and other areas. (video in Spanish).

May 8, 2020 – Jay Fonseca interviews Deepak Lamba Nieves for his segment on the show Día a Día to discuss a proposal to provide pandemic rental assistance (video in Spanish).

Past Events

A dynamic mix of local and international innovators came together in San Juan on March 21, 2019, to inspire and help us forge a path towards a new energy future for Puerto Rico.

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A variegated audience of over one thousand people gathered on April 6, 2017 at the San Juan Symphonic Hall to listen and reflect on Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz’ words of caution and forward-looking advice regarding Puerto Rico’s economic predicament.

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The Center for a New Economy’s Blueprint initiative is a collective exercise in defining a path forward for housing and land use in Puerto Rico.

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On March 2, 2016, the Center for a New Economy (CNE) broke new ground by hosting the conference “Is a Federal Fiscal Control Board the Only Option for Puerto Rico?” in Washington D.C.

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CNE’s Annual Conference 2014 took place on February 21, 2014, and featured Nobel Prize winner, Joseph E. Stiglitz, as the main speaker. The conference centered on the issues of policy dialogues and learning societies.

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CNE’s Annual Conference 2013 took place on March 1, 2013, and featured José Antonio Ocampo as the main speaker. This conference addressed the topic of social partnership agreements as a tool for tackling Puerto Rico’s economic and social challenges.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos (in Spanish)