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Director Gary Gereffi, research team leaders and staff present CGGC research findings in conferences and public forums, addressing topics such as international development, the global knowledge economy, clean energy, and U.S. competitiveness. CGGC and its partners also sponsor such events, drawing on scholars and researchers from around the globe.

2013 Events

Participación de Costa Rica en cadenas globales de valor: mapeo y perspectivas futuras

August 7, 2013  |  Costa Rica
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Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains”

July 8-10, 2013  |  Geneva  |  WTO Headquarters
The aim of the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade was to examine how to use development assistance to connect developing country and least-developed country (LDC) firms to value chains.
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National Competitiveness, Scalability of International Value Chains and Location of Production

April 16-17, 2013  |  Washington, DC,  |  Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC
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Global Value Chains (GVCs) have grown substantially due to the increased supply of cheap labor, growing domestic markets in developing economies, and reductions in economic barriers to international trade and transportation costs. Recently, however, GVCs have undergone dramatic changes as companies seek to improve performance in their product life-cycles, unlock untapped value, and grow in a sustainable manner. New important determinants of value chain location are emerging, such as the advantages of manufacturing proximity to demand, the importance of integrated regional markets, and the increasing competitiveness of the North. The latter is driven by the so-called "digital energy revolution", which is making US energy costs among the lowest worldwide. This conference will explore the domestic policy options for countries with different levels of income and economic endowment to attract investment and host segments of 21st century value chains in a durable and profitable way.
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Workshop on Governance in a “GVC” World

April 11-13, 2013  |  Durham, NC  |  Duke University, Social Science Research Institute, Erwin Mill Building, Bay A, Room A103
The workshop involves a number of prominent global value chain researchers and a variety of other local scholars on the theme of "Governance in a Global Value Chain World." The workshop is being supported by the Center for International Studies (CIS) at Duke, and it is part of the Globalization, Governance and Development (GGD) seminar that Giovanni Zanalda and Gary Gereffi are co-organizing for CIS this year.
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Technology Innovation and the Coal Value Chain Conference

March 27, 2013  |  Washington, D.C.   |  Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

On March 27, Duke University and Bank of America will host the conference “Technology Innovation and the Coal Value Chain” in Washington, D.C. The conference will explore the role of coal in the U.S. energy future.

It will feature discussions on the state of the coal value chain, technologies on the horizon that may have the potential to address the environmental impacts of coal use, and options for public policy to spur deployment of innovative coal technologies. The agenda includes presentations by individuals from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Bank of America, Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Carnegie Mellon, the Duke Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Alstom, Clean Air Task Force and others. Cheryl Martin, deputy director of the Advance Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), will deliver the keynote address.

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
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CGGC Nicaragua Delegation Meeting

March 20, 2013  |  Durham, NC  |  Duke University
On March 20, 2013, a delegation from Nicaragua led by General Alvaro Baltodano, Presidential Delegate for Investment, Promotion and Foreign Trade, met with Stacey Frederick, Research Scientist, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Senior Research Analyst and Mike Hensen, Assistant Director, all of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), an SSRI affiliate, to follow up on a 2010 CGGC research project led my CGGC Director and Duke Professor of Sociology Gary Gereffi on improving the competitiveness of Nicaragua\'s textiles and apparel industry. This study, co-authored by Gereffi and Duke alumnus and current University of Colorado faculty member Jennifer Bair and a team of CGGC staff researchers, led the research team to Nicaragua in the fall of 2010 to interview textile and apparel companies, and government officials involved in trade promotion in this sector. The recent visit to Duke, facilitated by Ambassador Michael Samuels, President of Samuels International Affiliates who was further accompanied by Ms. Kimberly Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel in the US Department of Commerce, was to discuss possible future CGGC research targeted at identifying new growth strategies for Nicaragua in textiles, including attracting foreign direct investment in Nicaragua, that would increase national employment and improve Nicaragua\'s overall global market share in this industry.
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Life Sciences Forum

March 18 -20, 2013  |  San Jose  |  Costa Rica

More than 400 leading company representatives from the medical industry, providers and international experts gathered from the United States, Puerto Rico, Italy and Latin America. Topics of great interest for the Life Sciences sector.

The consolidation of Costa Rica´s positioning as one of the leading countries to foster high technology companies in the industry.

Renowned international speakers: Dr. David Albert , Founder and General Director of Alivecor; Matt Szuhaj, Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP; Sheila Hemeon-Heyer – President of Heyer Regulatory Solutions;Scott Nelson, founder of ; Art Erdman, Director of Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota; Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center of Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness at Duke University; and Charles Sidebottom, Director of Corporate Standards, Medtronic.
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Understanding Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses

February 14, 2013  |  Durham, NC  |  John Hope Franklin Center
The University Seminar on Globalization, Governance & Development Seminar Faculty Chairs: Professors Gary Gereffi and Giovanni Zanalda Series sponsors: Duke University Center for International Studies with funding or support from the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs
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