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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

Workshop on Governance in a “GVC” World

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

March 27  |  Washington, DC  |  Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Duke University and Bank of America hosted the conference “Technology Innovation and the Coal Value Chain” in Washington, D.C. The conference explored the role of coal in the U.S. energy future. It featured 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 included presentations by individuals from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke CGGC, Bank of America, Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Carnegie Mellon, Alstom, Clean Air Task Force and others. The event was free and open to the public.
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CGGC Nicaragua Delegation Meeting

March 20  |  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, to follow up on a 2010 CGGC research project led by Gary Gereffi on improving the competitiveness of Nicaragua’s textiles and apparel industry. As part of the study, Gereffi and Duke alumnus and University of Colorado faculty member Jennifer Bair, 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 visit to Duke, facilitated by Ambassador Michael Samuels, President of Samuels International Affiliates, who was accompanied by Ms. Kimberly Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel in the US Department of Commerce, was to discuss future CGGC research targeted at identifying new growth strategies for Nicaragua in textiles, including attracting foreign direct investment, that would increase national employment and improve Nicaragua’s overall global market share in this industry.
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