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March 2010

A Conversation with Hank Paulson

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November 2010

A Conversation with Larry Summers

November 12, 2010

Global Research Institute Advisory Board Chair William B. Harrison interviewed Larry Summers as part of the institute’s speaker series. For more information about this event, click here.

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March 2011

Global American South Conference

A collaboration between the Global Research Institute, the Center for Global Initiatives, and the Center for the Study of the American South, the conference brings together academics, practitioners, and the community to focus on the theme “Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of the Global American South.” The goals of the conference are to identify, analyze, and engage the key problems arising from or associated with the crisis, and to further the development of appropriate policy responses.  Please click…

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April 2013

Water in Our World Speaker Series

April 24, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

Can coral reefs be saved?  Chemical ecology as a Rosetta stone for effective conservation. Mark Hay, Professor and Harry and Linda Teasley Chair in Environmental Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology Coral reefs are in dramatic global decline, with losses of 80-90% in the Caribbean and 50% along the Great Barrier Reef. There are legitimate concerns of whether local-scale management can slow or reverse this loss in the face of global-scale stresses.  In this lecture, Professor Hay will use reefs in…

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September 2013

A Conversation with Peter Blair Henry Moderated by Bill Harrison

September 26, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

Many Third World countries weathered the storm of the Great Recession much better than the traditional powerhouses of the First World. Why is that? Economist Peter Blair Henry, dean of NYU’s Stern School of Business, takes a novel approach to measuring the effectiveness of policy to answer this fundamental question:  Which policy reforms, implemented under what circumstances, actually increase economic efficiency and help countries make the most of their scarce resources? In his new book Turnaround:  Third World Lessons for…

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April 2015

Chancellor’s Water Lecture

April 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist whose research has focused on the effects of mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health, salmonid fisheries management and restoration, and global climate change, will deliver the lecture “Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But We Can Make a Difference.” Partners include the Global Research Institute, UNC Global, UNC Water in Our World Steering Committee,  The Water Institute and the Department of Environmental Sciences and…

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September 2015

Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation: The Toughest Job

September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for a film screening and conversation with former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Governor Winter was awarded the 2008 Profile in Courage award for his heroic efforts to sponsor, promote, and sign into law Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982.…

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