Seminar Series Fall 2011
Economic and Social Development of Regions
Robert Forrant, Professor of History, UMass Lowell
"One Hundred Years Later: Why the Lawrence, MA Bread & Roses Strike Still Matters”
"Positive Deviance and Community Development: AN Overview & Current Projects"
Karl (Chip) Case, Wellesley College and Co founder S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexy
"The Housing Market and the Macro Economy”
Columbus Day - University Closed
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.]
Ted Schettler, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
"Environmental Threats to Health: An Ecological Approach Throughout the Lifespan”
Ken Geiser, Professor of Work Environment, UMass Lowell
“New Directions in Chemicals Policy”
Martin Meehan, Chancellor, UMass Lowell and Moderator
"Panel on “Election 2012”
Melinda Negron-Gonzales, University of New Hampshire
“Turkey and the Arab Spring: Building Civil Society and Soft Power."
Alice Dembner, Deputy Research DIreector, Community Catalyst
"Deficit Reduction Fervor: Implications for Health Care"
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
"Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics"