Past Events

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 2:00pm
Smith Center, Cal State East Bay
Michele Boldrin, Washington University, St. Louis
"Against Intellectual Monopoly"

Michele Boldrin of Washington University in St. Louis is one of the co-authors of a book challenging all forms of intellectual property. The lecture is open to the public and begins at 2:00 P.M. It is in Old UU 311. For more details, go to: http://www.thesmith

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Deadline to apply for Fee Reduction for Admission to APEE Economic Conference (April 11-13), through Young Scholars' Program.
Go to Young Scholars' Program

February 20, 2010, 11:59am PDT
Deadline to apply for the 2010 Policy Communicators Essay Contest
Go to Policy Communicators' Contest

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Morris Dailey Auditorium
"Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy"
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, Executive Director and Co-founder of Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Provocative Lecture 1 of 3
Engineering 189
Debate: "Should the Government Fix the Financial Crisis?"
Co-Sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley
Gary Wolfram, William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Hillsdale College

April 11-13, 2010
APEE Economic conference,
Las Vegas, NV
Graduate students are invited to attend the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 11-13, 2010. Opportunity to meet with people to talk about economics and private enterprise. Price: $75 if applied for fee reduction, $500 otherwise. DEADLINE for fee reduction, Jan 30th.
Go to conference website

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Provocative Lecture 2 of 3
Morris Dailey Auditorium
Stephen Davies, Ph.D. in History, St Andrews University

Globalization is a central theme in disciplines as varied as economics, cultural studies, philosophy and political science. Who benefits from globalization? How is globalization spread? Who loses? These questions are more tractable when globalization is viewed from an historical perspective. Historical perspective leads to a better understanding of the nature of the globalization, its process and consequences.