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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.

2014 Events

DC Briefing: North Carolina in the Global Economy

Sept 12, 2014  |  Washington  |  Washington, DC
Staff from North Carolina Congressional offices, representatives from Governor Pat McCrory’s Washington office, and individuals representing North Carolina-focused businesses gathered in a Capitol Hill meeting room on Sept 14, Friday morning to learn more about the North Carolina in the Global Economy (NCGE) project, a Duke-created website that provides information and insight into North Carolina’s traditional and emerging industries.
Dr. Gary Gereffi, professor of sociology and director of the Center on Globalization, Governance, and Competitiveness at Duke, heads up the project and led Friday’s presentation.
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Panel to Discuss State of NC Economy

April 21, 2014  |  Durham  |  Erwin Mill Room 103 A
How seven key North Carolina industries have adapted to major changes in the U.S. and the global economy over the past several years is the focus of a panel discussion Monday, April 21, at Duke University. The discussion will include leaders from the state Department of Commerce, Durham Technical Community College and Duke. The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 3-5 p.m. at 103A Erwin Mill, 2024 W. Main Street, Durham. Parking is available in the Erwin Mill lot.

Much of the information to be discussed is included in an updated website produced by Duke's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (, which launches April 21.

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Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations Across Agricultural Value Chains

2014-2-27  |  Durham  |  Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240
The Duke University Center for International Studies and The Duke Africa Initiative are pleased to invite you to: The University Seminar on Globalization, Governance & Development Panel: ~Ajmal Abdulsamad, Researcher, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), Duke University
~Peter Bolt, Managing Director and Founder, Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO)
~Kimberly Pfeifer, Head of Research, OXFAM America

Moderator: ~Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), Duke University

Seminar Faculty Chairs: Professors Gary Gereffi and Giovanni Zanalda

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