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Seminar Series Fall 2011

Economic and Social Development of Regions
Center for Industrial Competitiveness
College of fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS)
School of Health and Environment


September 19
Robert Forrant, Professor of History, UMass Lowell
"One Hundred Years Later: Why the Lawrence, MA Bread & Roses Strike Still Matters”

September 26
Randa Wilkinson
"Positive Deviance and Community Development: An Overview & Current Projects"

October 4
Karl (Chip) Case, Wellesley College and Co founder S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexy
"The Housing Market and the Macro Economy”

October 10
Columbus Day - University Closed

October 17
John Wooding and Kristin Esterberg, UMass Lowell and Salem State University
“The Role of the Public University: Mission and Transformation in Hard Times”
[Sorry, we did not get a good recording of this event.]

October 24
Ted Schettler, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
"Environmental Threats to Health: An Ecological Approach Throughout the Lifespan”

October 31
Ken Geiser, Professor of Work Environment, UMass Lowell
“New Directions in Chemicals Policy”

November 7
Martin Meehan, Chancellor, UMass Lowell and Moderator
"Panel on Election 2012”

November 14
Melinda Negron-Gonzales, University of New Hampshire
“Turkey and the Arab Spring: Building Civil Society and Soft Power."

November 21
Alice Dembner, Deputy Research DIreector, Community Catalyst
"Deficit Reduction Fervor: Implications for Health Care"

November 28
Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston
"Leveling Uneven Ground:
U.S. Competitiveness, Corporate Governance and Productivity Growth”

December 5, 2011
Elizabeth Hartmann, Professor, Development Studies & Director, Population and Development Program
Hampshire College
"Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics"