Economic Development

From Side Hustle to Success: Transform Your Small Business with Corporate Strategy (Speaker: Sean Spence)

Posted: May 6, 2024 at 5:04 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 2:32 pm

Whether you’re running a lemonade stand or a start-up law firm, learn how corporate finance and strategy principles can take your business to the next level. Gain insights into maximizing profits, managing risks, and creating long-term growth.

A/V requirements: Internet, Screen, White Board and Markers

Sean A. Spence

Social Security and Retirement Policy (Speaker: Sita Slavov)

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 6:23 pm

Professor Slavov can cover a variety of topics related to retirement and Social Security (ranging from policy options to individual decisions about when to claim benefits) depending on the audience interests. Her area of research is retirement policy. Her talk can be aimed at people approaching Social Security eligibility age, with some research findings that […]

A/V requirements: None

Sita Slavov

Technology Commercialization (Speaker: Paula Sorrell)

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:32 pm

Getting a new research product to market.

A/V requirements: None

Paula Sorrell

Entrepreneurship (Speaker: Paula Sorrell)

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:32 pm

Launching a technical company, market exploration, customer discovery.

A/V requirements: None

Paula Sorrell

Lives in Ruins: Life in the Archaeological Site of Chichén Itzá (Speaker: Lisa Breglia)

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:40 pm

While millions of international tourists a year visit the World Heritage site of Chichén Itzá in southern Mexico and eagerly bask in its ancient wonder, few people appreciate the contemporary significance of the archaeological site. Using archival and ethnographic research, I discuss 1) how modern science and modern Maya people came to view this “ancient […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, Screen

Lisa Breglia

Local and Regional Small Business and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Speaker: Jody Keenan)

Posted: August 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

A presentation about the entrepreneurial ecosystem landscape to include opportunities, challenges and resources.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Jody Keenan

Economics of the Arts (Speaker: Tyler Cowen)

Posted: March 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 8:09 pm

A study on whether commercialization is good or bad for the arts, and how fame is produced in modern societies.

A/V requirements: None

Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen

Posted: March 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is also the Director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Socialism (Speaker: Johanna Bockman)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 6:17 pm

I would discuss socialism in Eastern Europe, as well as global socialist movements, such as that of Yugoslavia. I could also discuss postsocialism and current notions of socialism.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Johanna Bockman

Creating the Triple Bottom Line for Businesses: Reframing Sustainability Practices for Strategic Advantage in Your Organization (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:27 pm

Sustainability has become a widely held value in many walks of life and has generated new hopes for citizen involvement. It is now possible to do one’s part in creating a sustainable value as well as influence public policy that may mandate various “green” initiatives. Based on his recent book- Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Andean Markets (Speaker: Linda Seligmann)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:31 pm

Speaker will address the markets of the Peruvian Andes, with special attention to gender relationships and the impacts of neoliberal economic policies, tourism, and decentralization. Addresses intersection of informal and formal economies.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann