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Global Challenges Seminar Series Starts December 9

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Date/Time:    December 9, 2010 7:00 P.M.  and monthly thereafter with future times TBD
Location:  The Steinbeck Forum at the Monterey Conference Center

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Steinbeck Forum. Admission is FREE and limited to 400 guests on a first-come,first-serve basis. 

The Naval Postgraduate School would like to announce the recent partnership with CSU Monterey Bay and the Monterey Institute of International Studies in establishing the Global Challenges Seminar Series.

Beginning on December 9, the series will feature a different speaker nearly each month, highlighting diverse opinions and creating a platform for the community to engage with scholars, scientists, authors, community leaders, and other distinguished guests.

The speakers will cover topics related to their field, to include issues such as Energy Security, Environmental Security, Global Economic Security, Transformative Education, Cyber-security and other Global Challenges. The event is geared towards engaging local students from various institutions, but it is also open to the general public.

The first speaker will be Giovanni Dosi, Professor of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna in Pisa. He will speak about the global economic crisis and his latest book.

Dosi coordinates the Doctoral Program in Economics and Management and leads the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM). His major research areas include economics of innovation and technological change, industrial organization and industrial dynamics, theory of the firm and corporate governance.

Professor Dosi is Co-Director of the task forces on Industrial Policy, and on Intellectual Property Rights, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (Chaired by Joseph Stiglitz), Columbia University. He is the co-founder and European Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change; Research consultant for, among others, OECD, Brazilian Ministry of Planning, UNCTAD, French Ministry of Research, Italian Ministry of Research, EU Commission, Bank of Italy, and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sussex.

For more information, contact Mr. Alan Richmond at or(831) 656-3649.

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