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Seminar Series Fall 2009

Regional Economic and Social Development
Center for Industrial Competitiveness
Crises, Prospects and Responses: Local, Regional, National, and Global

September 14
William Mass and Georges Grinstein, RESD and Compuer Science, UMass Lowell
"Open Indicators: New Tools for Data Visualozation and Analysis from the Local to the Global."

September 21
Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Econcomics & Director of Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research
"The Plot Against Pensions, the Plan to Save them and Why It Matters for Everyone."

September 28
Ann Eldridge Malone, Executive Director, Alliance to Defend Healthcare
“Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts and US: Covering Everyone Well While Cutting Costs”


October 5
Geoff Beckwith, Executive Director, Massachusetts Municipal Association
"The Reform Imperative: Changing State & Local Policy to Reflect the New Fiscal Reality"

October 12 Columbus Day (University closed)

October 19
Paul Ryan, College Lecturer in Management and Project Leader on Industrial Clusters, Research Centre for Innovation and Structural Change, National University of Ireland
"Cluster Strategies and Responding to the Crisis in Ireland"

October 26
Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics and Co-Director of Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Preventing Future Financial Meltdowns: What's Needed? What's Likely?"

November 2
Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College of Columbia University
"Credit Crisis of 2007 to ?: Fundamental Causes and Policy Responses"

November 9
Cynthia Enloe, Professor, International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University
“Gender, Militarization, and Development: At Home and Abroad"

November 16
Tea Petrin, Chair of the European Commission's European Cluster Policy Group and Professor of Economics, University of Ljubljana
"Responding to the Crisis: The role of business clusters"

November 23
Joe Kriesberg, President, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
“Building Communities: Continuity and Crisis”

November 30
Robert Forrant, RESD, UMass Lowell
“Global Economy - Local Woes: Lowell and the Great Recession of 2008 - 2009”

December 7
Michael Hilliard, Professor of Economics, University of Southern Maine
"Labor Law Reform in Historical Context: American Employer Exceptionalism"