Seminar Series Fall 2006

Regional Economic and Social Development
Center for Industrial Competitiveness
"Inequality, Organization and Development"


University and Community, Environment and Public Health, & Shifting Geopolitics in Latin America.
September 18

Linda Silka
UMass Lowell, RESD
Community -University Partnerships: How do we achieve the promise?

September 25 John Allison,
Funder and Former Director,Capital Region Educational Council
Building a Multi-Municipal Education Collaborative, 1966-2006
October 2 Armand Carriere,
Director, UniverCity Partnership
Worcerster UniverCity Partnership and Recent Lessons of University Partnerships
October 16 Jim Gordon,
President, Cape Wind
Harvesting New England Wind
October 23 Elizabeth Grossman,
Author & Journalist
High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics and Human Health
October 30

Steve Ellner
Universidad de Oriente (UDO) Puterto La Cruz Venezuela
Venezuela and Shifting Goepolitics: Global, Regional and Local

November 6 Eva Paus
Professor & Director, Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College
The Missing Links Between Foreign Investment and Development: Lessons from Costa Rica and Mexico

November 13 Ross Gelbspan,
Award Winning Journalist & Author of Heat is On and Boiling Point,
Global Climate Change: Urgency, Political Obstacles & Solutions
November 20 Elizabeth Harriman,
Senior Research Associate, TURI, UMass Lowell,
Greening the Electronics Supply Chain: Policies and Practices in Adoption of Safer Materials
November 27 Gianpaolo Baiocchi,
Sociology, UMass Amherst,
Militants and Citizens: COmmunity-level Participatory Budgeting in Brazil
December 4 Xavier de Souza Briggs,
DUSP & Director, Community Problem Solving Project, MIT, Development,
Civic Capacity and Democracy: Industrial Restructuring in Sao Paul and Pittsburgh