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Seminar Series Fall 2012

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

"Policy Challenges: Inequality, Health, Environment, Housing, Politics, and Geopolitical "

September 17
Richard Clapp, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health, Boston University
"A Cancer Free Economy”

September 24
Catherine Tumber, Author and Journalist
"Small, Gritty and Green: Smaller Industrial Cities ina Low-Carbon World"

October 1
Alan Abrams, Assistant Medical Director, Gerontolog, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
"Pioneering Accountable Care Organizations: Challenges and Experiences”


October 10 (Wednesday)
Marcia Fowler, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
"Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Social Justice"

October 15
William Lazonick, Economics/ESDR/CIC, University of Massachusetts Lowell
“Explaining rising income inequality: From innovation to financialization”

October 22
Picking the President: A Panel Discussion
Michael Dukakis, MA Governor, (1979-79, 1983-1991), Democratic Presidential Nominee, 1988, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeaster University
Dan Winslow, Massachusetts Chief Legal Counsel 2002-05, State Representative 9th Norfolk District, Senior Fellowat the Tufts University Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service
Paul Jorgensen, Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Department of Political Science, University of Texas, Pan America
Hillary Chabot, Chief Political Reporter and previously State House Reporter, Boston Herald.


November 5

David Turcotte, Economics/Center for Family, Work and Community, UMass Lowell
Michael Johnson, Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston
"Reconstructing Neighborhoods: Foreclosed Housing and Redevelopment Strategies in Distressed Communities”

November 19
Michael Klare, Five College PRofessor of Peace and World Security Studies (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources"

November 26

Kathleen Engel, Associate Dean of Intellectual Life & Professor of Law, Suffolk University
“Mortgage Lending: Recklsess Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps”

November 30
Matt Hopkins, Research Associate, Center for Industrial Competitiveness/Academic-Industry Research
"Clean Tech and Patient Capital: Solar Energy in the US and China"

December 3, 2011
Ardeth Thawnghmung, Political Science, UMass Lowell
“A Grassroots Approach to Poverty Alleviation: Contemporary Burma/Myanmar""