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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

World Economic Forum - Summit on the Global Agenda 2014

November 9-11, 2014  |  Dubai
The Summit on the Global Agenda is the world’s largest global brainstorming event, bringing together the most relevant thought leaders of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. Comprised of more than 80 groups of experts from business, academia, government and civil society, the Councils advance knowledge and jointly explore critical issues shaping the global, industry and regional agendas.
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Duke GVC Summit

October 29-31, 2014  |  Durham, NC  |  Duke University
Duke University will host a Global Summit for policy leaders who are thinking about value chains, governance and development in the world’s top international organizations. We have three main objectives: Direct policy impact: The summit will involve people in positions to make policy at top international organizations—such as the World Bank, the IFC, the World Trade Organization, World Economic Forum, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO, ITC, and the ILO, among others—all of whom are interested in the policy implications of a world economy increasingly influenced by global and regional value chains. Influence on development discourse among practitioners: Outputs of the summit, including a summit webpage, live video, a mini-documentary, and a series of policy briefs, will reach a global audience interested in issues of globalization and development. Academic research on governance and value chains: By interacting with leading practitioners, academic researchers will gain a better understanding of the key issues and questions facing policymakers, and will help to disseminate the results of the Global Summit to diverse groups.
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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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