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.
National Competitiveness, Scalability of International Value Chains and Location of Production
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
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Conference: Technology Innovation and the Coal Value Chain
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
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Life Sciences Forum
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 Medsider.com ; 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
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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. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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