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What Immigrants Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream
Jeffrey Ashe, GDAE Research Fellow
Monday, November 6 at 12:30-1:30
Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Members of "Savings Groups" pool savings in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. One Nepali group in New York City collects and distributes $70,000 every month. This presentation will discuss savings circles in the Cambodian, Kenyan, Bangladeshi, Barbadian, Nepali and Eritrean communities, and include members of the Latino community in Lawrence as panelists.
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Impact of Environmental Regulations on the Electric Power Industry
Yifei Zhang, GDAE Visiting Research Fellow
Monday, October 30 at 12:30-1:30
Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Environmental regulations are important considerations in achieving the goals of emission reduction. In China, a variety of policies have been initiated to improve the efficiency of electric power generation of enterprises. Zhang examines the impact that such policies have on the total factor productivity of the electric power industry.
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Introduction to the Applied Economics Clinic
Elizabeth A. Stanton, GDAE Senior Research Fellow
Monday, October 16 at 12:30 – 1:30
Mugar 231, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Come learn about the Applied Economics Clinic, a non-profit consulting group housed at Tufts' Global Development and Environment Institute. Founded in February 2017, the Clinic provides expert testimony, analysis, modeling, policy briefs, and reports for public interest groups on the topics of energy, environment, consumer protection, and equity, while providing on-the-job training to a new generation of technical experts.
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Open House FlyerGDAE Open House & Lunch
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:30 — Lunch included
Backyard of 44 Teele Ave, Somerville, MA 02144 [Map]

GDAE works to reform economic theory and teaching, and reshape policies to promote sustainable development. Come learn about GDAE’s campus events, research & publications, and job opportunities.
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The Applied Economics Clinic Seminar Series:
Demanding Accountability

Liz Stanton, Eugenia Gibbons, David Ismay
Thursday, April 27 at 12:00pm
Cabot Room 702, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave. Medford, MA

Successful campaigns fighting for the public interest require collaboration from technical, social advocacy, and legal experts. In this seminar/webinar an environmental economist (Liz Stanton, Director, Applied Economics Clinic), a clean energy advocate (Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Programs Director, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance), and a public interest lawyer (David Ismay, Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation) discuss their work holding industry and government accountable for their decisions, using examples from recent regulatory and legal proceedings in Massachusetts and around the country on climate change, and other environmental equity issues.
Watch a recording of the webinar
Learn more about the Applied Economics Clinic
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2017 Leontief Prize: Economics, Equity, and the Environment
James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:00
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall 2nd Floor, Tufts University, Medford, MA

GDAE awarded its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year's award, titled "Economics, Equity, and the Environment," recognized Boyce and Martinez-Alier for their ground-breaking theoretical and applied work that has effectively integrated ecological, developmental, and justice-oriented approaches into the field of economics. The ceremony and lectures by the awardees were followed by a reception.
Learn more about the prize
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Feeding Illusions: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Future of Food
Timothy A. Wise, Director Research and Policy Program, GDAE
Monday, December 5, 12:30 – 1:45
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

If the agreed goal is to help farmers in developing countries grow more of their own food, why do our leaders consistently promote policies that favor large-scale agriculture over small-scale food production? For the last three years, Timothy A. Wise has traveled the world to research this question for a forthcoming book. He will present key findings, from Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, India, and Mexico.
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The Public Economy in Crisis
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12:30 – 1:45 PM — Lunch served beginning at noon
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School,160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Join the Global Development And Environment Institute for a panel discussion about the public economy. The event will feature short talks from Neva Goodwin, GDAE Co-Director, Jenny Nguyen, University of Greenwich and June Sekera, GDAE Research Fellow, with James K. Galbraith, University of Texas, offering a longer featured presentation.
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How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development
Monday, October 31, 2016
12:30 – 1:30 PM
The Fletcher School, Mugar 200, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Join GDAE research fellow Jeffrey Ashe as we discuss microfinance and explore simple, yet ingenious ways of reaching financially excluded businesses and households.
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Restoring soils to mitigate climate change and feed the world: The 4 per 1000 initiative for food security and climate
Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University

Anne-Marie Codur, GDAE research fellow, Seth Itzkhan and Karl Thidemann, co-founders and co-directors of Soil4Climate, will speak about the 4per1000 initiative, which was launched in Paris during COP21 by the French Ministry of Agriculture to promote soil restoration globally as one of the most promising climate mitigation strategies, as well as a key policy to promote food security and fight hunger worldwide. Anne-Marie Codur will present this international initiative, the scientific evidence on which it is based, and its global policy objectives. Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann will present their work and role as a member of the 4per1000 consortium. The consortium is an international coalition of nation-states, NGOs, farmers associations and unions, research centers, and universities, whose official launching will take place in November 2016 in Marrakesh, at COP22.
This event was hosted by the Environmental Studies Program. Learn more about the Lunch & Learn Program.


GDAE Open House & Lunch
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:00 – 2:00 pm — Lunch included
Backyard of 44 Teele Ave, Somerville, MA 02144 [Map]

GDAE works to reform economic theory and teaching, and reshape policies to promote sustainable development. Come learn about GDAE’s campus event, research & publications, and job opportunities.
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Rising to the Challenge: Changing Course to Feed the World
Timothy A. Wise
Monday, April 25, 2016
Sackler DeBlois Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

GDAE Research Fellow Timothy A. Wise will participate in the upcoming Research Day on Global Food Security: Crisis and Opportunity, which will take place on Tufts University's Boston Campus. He will present during the “The World’s Food Supply – Trends and Projections” session, which is tentatively scheduled for 9:30AM – 10:30AM.


GDAE Brown Bag Lunch
Building a disruptive business model:
Restoring the planet and economic justice

Shaun Paul, GDAE Research Fellow
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00

44 Teele Ave, Somerville MA 02144

The pine resin market is as big as the global market for raw cocoa. Mexico is currently the 5th largest producer of pine resin products, and one company, Ejido Verde, aims to triple exports of Mexican resin derivatives while creating 12,000 jobs for rural, indigenous communities. Ejido Verde plants trees on degraded communal lands for resin tapping, implementing a business model that offers investors a commercial return while reducing poverty and restoring landscapes. At this event, Shaun Paul, spoke about his personal experience with the company. Read a blog post with a summary of the event.
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2016 Leontief Prize
Development and Equity
Amit Bhaduri and Diane Elson
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4:00
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall 2nd floor, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155

GDAE awarded the 2016 "Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought" to Diane Elson and Amit Bhaduri. This year's award, titled "Development and Equity," recognized the contributions that these researchers have made to economic understandings of development, power, gender, and human rights. The award ceremony and lectures by the award winners were followed by a reception. Watch a recording of the event.

Watch Amit Bhaduri and Diane Elson speak at Tufts


Tufts New Economy 3-Day Teach-In
The Tufts New Economy student group is hosting a Next System Project Teach-in on the solidarity economy, which will focus on how to bridge the gap between local initiatives and global change. GDAE is a co-sponsor of these events.

Mon, Feb 22, 5-7 — Film Screening
Cabot Center, Room 206
4 Short films on economics and system change

  • How We Live: A Journey Toward a Just Transition
  • Our Power, a film from the Black Mesa Water Coalition
  • The Story of Solutions by Annie Leonard
  • Women at the Heart of the Social and Solidarity Economy

Tues, Feb 23, 5:30-7 — Thesis Presentations
Cabot Center, Room 205
Talks on community land trusts, participatory budgeting, community finance, and more.

Wed, Feb 24, 12-1 — Panel: Signs of a System Shift
Sophia Gordon Hall
Neva Goodwin (GDAE), Alice Maggio (The Schumacher Center), and Carlos Espinoza-Toro (JPNET) to discuss the signs of a system shift as part of a "Urban Environmental Policy and Planning Colloquium" Watch a recording of the event.


China in Latin America:
Seeking a Path toward Sustainable Development
Rebecca Ray, Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University
Thursday, January 28, 12 pm Rabb room, Lincoln Filene Center

China is now the top trading partner for South America and the top lender for the entire Latin American region. But Latin America's recent commodity boom — led by Chinese demand and investment — accentuated the region’s environmental degradation and social conflicts. This talk will review the results of eight country studies on the environmental and social impacts of China in Latin America. It will focus on two questions: First, is China an independent driver of social and environmental change in the region? Second, do Chinese investors perform differently from other investors in Latin America?
Watch live HERE
Event hosted by the Tufts Environmental Studies Program. Lunch sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment


Reddit "Ask Me Anything":
Science and Politics at the Recent Paris Climate Negotiations
William Moomaw
Friday, December 18, 1:00pm EST

After two weeks of climate negotiations in Paris, nearly 200 nations came together to sign an historic agreement to stem the effects of climate change. On Friday, December 18th, Dr. Bill Moomaw – GDAE's Co-Director and a climate expert and Chair of the Science Committee at Earthwatch – hosted an “Ask Me Anything” event on Reddit, an online forum where he answered any and all questions about the implications of the new agreement. 
Read the conversation
This is an Earthwatch Institute event. Learn more here.


The Great Debate on Climate
Bill Moomaw and Bruce Everett
Thursday, December 3, 2015 6:30 - 8:00
ASEAN, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

What is the most desirable outcome for the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris? GDAE Co-Director Bill Moomaw and Professor Bruce Everett will go head to head on this topic in this year's Great Debate. This will be the 15th debate between the two, and the stakes have never been higher.
Event hosted by The Fletcher School


Talloires Declaration: Past, present, future
Bill Moomaw
Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:00 - 1:00
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tufts climate commitment and the signing of the Talloires Declaration. William Moomaw, Co-Director of the Global Development And Environment Institute, will present the ins and outs of the Declaration. He will discuss how it came about, who wrote it, who signed it, it's purpose and it's impact on teaching, research, and campus sustainability. He will focus specifically on what changed at Tufts in the years after its signing. Come prepared and read the one-page declaration, a 10 Point Action Plan, here.
Event hosted by Tufts' Environmental Studies, with food generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute for the Environment


Economics of Climate Change: Perspectives From Tufts
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Sivan Kartha, and Gilbert Metcalf
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1:30-2:45
Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Ave, Somerville, MA

GDAE will host a panel discussion with Kelly Sims Gallagher of the Fletcher School, Sivan Kartha of the Stockholm Environment Institute, and Gilbert Metcalf of the Tufts Economics Department. Tufts professors and researchers will present a variety of current perspectives related to the economics of climate change. Topics to be addressed include the economics of mitigation, climate finance, the economics of energy innovation, and equity and efficiency in the design of an international climate regime. Read a summary of the event.

This event is part of New Economy Week and the "for a sustainable future" event series.
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World Hunger: 10 Myths
Frances Moore Lappé
Monday, November 9, 2015, 3:30-4:45
Mugar, Room 200, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Food policy author and activist Frances Moore Lappé will offer insights on tough questions — from climate change and population growth to GMOs and the role of U.S. foreign aid, and more.

Driven by the question “Why hunger despite an abundance of food?” Lappé argues that with sustainable agriculture, we can feed the world and end nutritional deprivation affecting one-quarter of the world’s population. She also reasons that most people in the Global North have more in common with the world’s hungry people than they thought.
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Pathways for Change: Towards a Just and Sustainable Economy
CANUSSEE 2015
October 1-4, 2015
Four GDAE Researchers will be presenting at the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) & United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) joint biennial conference in Vancouver, Canada
Learn more
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GDAE Open House & Lunch
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Lunch included
Backyard of 44 Teele Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

GDAE works to reform economic theory and teaching, and reshape policies to promote sustainable development. Come learn about GDAE’s campus event, research & publications, and job opportunities
Questions: contact us at 617-627-6909 or erin.coutts@tufts.edu
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Climate Change, Race, and Poverty:
Exploring Pope Francis' Laudato Si

Monday, September 14, 2015 12 pm – 2 pm — Lunch included
Goddard Chapel, Tufts Medford Campus

The Catholic Chaplaincy is hosting Anthony Giancatarino, director of the Food Equity and Energy Democracy programs at the Center for Social Inclusion in NYC, for a conversation about the intersections of ecological education, racial justice, and spirituality. In keeping with Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, which calls for diverse and innovative responses to global climate change and poverty, Giancatarino will speak with us about his research and policy work supporting food and energy equity with communities of color and its connections with his own Catholic identity.
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Co-sponsored by the Catholic Chaplaincy, Tufts Institute of the Environment, the Tufts Office of Sustainability, and GDAE.


2015 Leontief Prize
Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change
Duncan Foley and Lance Taylor
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:30
ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center, 160 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155

GDAE awarded the 2015 "Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought" to Duncan Foley and Lance Taylor. The award recognizes the contributions that these researchers have made to our understanding of the relationships between environmental quality and the economy. As part of the ceremony, the awardees lectured on the theme "Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change". Learn more about the prize recipients.

Read the event summary and watch video from the event.

The New Economy: Does it exist, and what does it mean?
Neva Goodwin
Thursday, February 19, 2:30-3:45
44 Teele Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

GDAE’s textbooks have described three spheres of economic activity: Business, Public Purpose (i.e. government and non-profits) and Core (i.e. family and community). Yet some activities don’t fit within these categories, and have been called the “new economy.” Are these in fact pointing the way to new methods of organizing economic activity?
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Sustainable Development in Asia
Nathan Perry and Sara Hsu
Friday, December 5, 12:30-2:00
Cabot 703, Tufts University Fletcher School 160 Packard Ave. Medford, MA 02155

The authors will discuss their recent book series examining sustainable development in six countries in Asia, including China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. They will explore various social, economic, and environmental regulations ansd practices related to issues of biodiversity, income inequality, healthcare, and water pollution and consumption. The authors will review progress in these areas and compare each pair of countries to highlight policy recommendations.
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Lunch will be served. Please RSVP.


Implications of the Bubble Economy
Ayres Bubble Economy Book CoverRobert Ayres, Professor Emeritus of Economics INSEAD, France
Monday, November 17, 4:00-5:30pm
CHANGE OF LOCATION: Mugar 231, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

The global economy has become increasingly, perhaps chronically, unstable. Since 2008, we have heard about the housing bubble, subprime mortgages, banks "too big to fail," financial regulation (or the lack of it), and the European debt crisis. What we haven't heard much about is the role of natural resources – energy in particular – as drivers of economic growth, or the connection of "global warming" to the economic crisis. Robert Ayres, an economist and physicist, will discuss his new book, which connects economic instability to the economics of energy. Ayres’ talk will describe the roots of our bubble economy and offer a new approach to economic growth.
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Brown Bag Lunches: Fall 2014

Fall 2013 Brown Bag FlyerIn Their Own Hands:
How Savings Groups are Revolutionizing Development

Jeffrey Ashe, GDAE Research Fellow
Monday, October 27, 12:30-1:30
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Macroeconomics of a Renewable Energy Transition
Jonathan Harris, Director, Theory & Education Program
Wednesday, November 12, 12:30-1:30

Renewable energy is evolving from a “niche” option to a major alternative to fossil fuels. But how large is the potential, and can economic growth and emissions be “decoupled”? Shifting to renewable energy would require massive investment in new infrastructure. What are the macroeconomic implications of such a shift? An analysis of the potential for energy efficiency and renewables leads to some surprising conclusions.
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See the related GDAE Teaching Module on this topic

All Brown Bag lunches held in the third floor conference room at 44 Teele Ave, Somerville, MA
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Impact Investing FlyerImpact Investing Workshop:
Tips of the Trade

Shaun Paul, GDAE Research Fellow
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:00-2:30
Cabot 702, Tufts University Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave. Medford, MA 02155

Interested in learning more about Impact Investing? Join GDAE and Fletcher Net Impact for a workshop with industry expert, Shaun Paul. He will give an overview of the impact investing sector and then lead a participatory exercise about the decision-making process of investing. The event will close with tips on how to become involved in this growing industry - including the necessary skills, networks, and additional information.
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New Economy Week 2014

New Economy Week 2014Winning Hearts and Minds: Anti-Racism, Feminism, and the New Economy
Chris Crass
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30-8:30
Crane Room, Paige Hall, Tufts University

Chris Crass, longtime organizer, educator, and writer, will lead a workshopto explore how we can create a more just and sustainable economy through multiracial, cross-class, feminist movement building. Learn more about Chris and his book Towards Collective Liberation. This event is part of New Economy Week, an opportunity to explore what it would take to build the economy we need, one that works for people, place, and planet.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP on Facebook
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Fall 2014 Open House
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
4:30-6:00 pm

44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144
For any questions, contact us at 617-627-6909 or erin.coutts@tufts.edu
Refreshments will be served.
See event flyer.


Economics, But Not as You Know It
Ha-Joon Chang
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Cabot 702, Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155
See a video from Dr. Chang's talk in Washington, DC on September 22


Bestselling author and prize-winning economist Ha-Joon Chang, gave a talk on his recently published book Economics: The User’s Guide. With wit and insight, the book introduces a wide range of economic theories, addressing questions such as: What is economics? What can and can’t it explain about the world? Why does it matter?

In this talk, Chang provided a clear, comprehensive guide to understanding the controversial science and its implications in our everyday lives. He offered an engaging view of the global economy, representing the best of economic theory and analysis, but also accessible to the general public.

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. His books include the international bestseller Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Kicking Away the Ladder, and 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. In 2005, GDAE awarded him the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

Refreshments will be served after the talk. Please RSVP.
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If you have questions, contact us at 617-627-6909 or gdae@tufts.edu


Food Footprints: Rethinking How We Eat
Timothy A. Wise
MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:00-8:00 pm

Wise's presentation, entitled "Why 'We' Won't Feed the World, and How We Could: Getting real about the challenges to ending hunger," addressed the following questions: How does the food you eat end up on your table? How far away does it come from? And what impact does your diet have on the environment? Explore these questions and more as we bring together leading experts on urban food systems, sustainable food production, and more to explore the societal and environmental impacts of the things that we eat.


Job Creation: How to do it and how to measure results
Steven Miller
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Steven Miller discussed issues he encountered in his extensive field experience and in international policy discussions. Steven Miller taught at the New School and worked for the International Labor Office for 25 years, specializing in job creation from a variety of perspectives. He presented new data and his perspective on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The event was in GDAE's conference room on the third floor of 44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144.


2014 Leontief Prize
"Health, Inequality, and Public Policy"
Angus Deaton & James K. Galbraith

Friday, April 4, 12:30-2:00
ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center, 160 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155

GDAE awarded its 2014 "Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought" to Angus Deaton and James K. Galbraith, who gave a joint lecture on "Health, Inequality and Public Policy."

Explaining why these researchers have been selected for this award, GDAE Co-director Neva Goodwin stated “For too long many economists have viewed rising inequality as an inevitable consequence of economic development, but recent economic upheavals call for a new approach to understanding the causes and consequences of inequality. Angus Deaton has demonstrated that inequality is about much more than income differences, focusing on how inequality affects the health and well-being of societies. James Galbraith has shown that inequality isn’t an outcome driven by factors outside of our control, but instead is often a direct result of the policy choices we make.”
Learn more about the prize recipients
Read the event summary and watch the archived video of the ceremony


Brown Bag Lunches: Spring 2014

Fall 2013 Brown Bag FlyerA Radical Proposal for a Basic Income Guarantee
Neva Goodwin, GDAE Co-Director
Tuesday, April 8, 12:30-1:30
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Maize, Malawi, and the Global Food Crisis:
The struggle for the right to food

Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Policy Research Director
Wednesday, March 12, 12:30-1:30

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Frugal Value: Designing Business for a Crowded Planet
Carina Millstone, GDAE Visiting Research Fellow
Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30

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Economics, Well-Being, and the Environment
Julie A. Nelson, GDAE Senior Research Fellow

Thursday, February 6, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford (map)
Learn more about the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program


Brown Bag Lunches: Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Brown Bag FlyerEnduring Myths and Ignored Evidence:
The Doctrinal Origin of the Euro Crisis

Wednesday, November 20, 12:30-1:30
Jeronim Capaldo, Senior Researcher
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Impact Investing in Superfoods:
Fad or a sustainable solution

Wednesday, November 6
Shaun Paul, GDAE Research Fellow
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GDAE’s Social Science Library Project:
Distributing Resources to Developing Countries

Monday, October 28
Josh Uchitelle-Pierce, Research Coordinator
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The Emergence of Local Sustainable Economies:
Stories of Resilience, Renewal and Rebirth

Wednesday, October 2, 12:30–1:30
Anne-Marie Codur, GDAE Research Fellow
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New Economy Week: October 12-18, 2013

Join GDAE as we participate in a national week of action designed to shine a light on the movement to build a new economy – an economy that is restorative to people, place, and the planet.

Building New Economies from the Ground Up: Visions from Boston and Mondragon
Building New EconomiesTuesday, October 15, 4:30PM to 6:00PM
Tufts University
Crane Room in Paige Hall
12 Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA 02115
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Aaron Tanaka and Juan Leyton, both Visiting Practitioners to the Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning Department, will share their visions and lessons learned from community-driven efforts to build more democratic, sustainable, and just economies from Boston and Mondragon.
Co-Sponsored by Practical Visionaries Workshop, Tufts New Economy and Global Development and Environment Institute
Refreshments, including pizza from Flatbread Company, will be served


Financial Inclusion: Starting where the commercial sector ends
Financial Incusion FlyerThursday, October 17, 6:30PM to 7:45PM
Tufts University Fletcher School
Mugar 200
106R Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155
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Jeff Ashe
, GDAE Research Fellow, led the Saving for Change Initiative at Oxfam America for nearly a decade. He will share his experiences from work in Mali, Cambodia, and Guatemala
Kim Wilson, Lecturer at The Fletcher School, headed the Catholic Relief Services Microfinance Unit, and spearheaded CRS' shift from focusing on credit to the poor to savings of the poor.

Banks, money transfer services, and telecom companies have jumped on the "Financial Inclusion" bandwagon, but the commercial sector does not offer basic financial services. Who is providing savings, credit and insurance for households that are unbanked and unbankable? Join us as we discuss microfinance and explore simple, yet ingenious ways of reaching financially excluded businesses and households.
Refreshments, including pizza from Flatbread Company, will be served


The Transition Away From Fossil Fuels and Towards…Resilience
Rob Hopkins on Transition EconomyThursday, October 3, 2013, 7:30 pm
Asean Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center
170 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155
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Rob Hopkins Co-founder of the Transition Network, TED Speaker
Followed by a panel including:
Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, City of Medford
Mayor Lisa A. Wong, City of Fitchburg

Sponsored by: Transition US, Post Carbon Institute, Institute for Policy Studies, New Economics Institute, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts Office of Sustainability, Global Development and Environment Institute, Stockholm Environment Institute US Center, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning



Open House flyerFall 2013 Open House
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
4:30-6:00 pm

44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144
For any questions, contact us at 617-627-6909 or erin.coutts@tufts.edu
Refreshments will be served.
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Timothy A. Wise and Charlie Clements to speak at premier April 27, 2013

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala CoverGold Fever, the new film on Guatemala's controversial Marlin gold mine, has its Boston Premiere at the historic Brattle Theater this Saturday at 1PM, as part of the Independent Film Festival Boston. Representatives from the film crew, the Tufts Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), and the Harvard Carr Center for Human rights will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film. The Marlin Mine was the subject of a widely acclaimed GDAE report, "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala," which found that the social and environmental costs of the mine far exceeded its economic benefits to Guatemala and to the community.

Gold Fever Image Gold Fever bears witness to the ongoing struggle in rural Guatemala near Goldcorp Inc's Marlin Mine, one of the world's most profitable open pit gold mines. The film is fresh off returning from its international premiere in Guatemala City's 2,000 seat Teatro Nacional last week. That sold-out screening, taking place mere hours after a judge halted the ongoing genocide trial of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt, was attended by 85 members of the mine-affected San Miguel Ixtahuacan community. Gold Fever was the opening night film of La Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia, Guatemala's premiere international human rights festival.

Details about the screening in Boston:
  • Where: Brattle Theater. 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
  • When: 1PM, run-time 83 minutes, Q&A to follow.
  • Q&A Panelists: JT Haines, Director; Dr. Charlie Clements, Director Harvard Carr Center and film participant; Timothy Wise, Director of Research and Policy Program Tufts Global Development and Environment Institute

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Spring 2013 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Green Macroeconomics: Theory, Policy, and Teaching
Jonathan Harris, Director, Theory and Education Program, GDAE
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Infrastructure for the New Economy: Measuring impacts of Private Social Investing
Shaun Paul, GDAE Research Fellow
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
44 Teele Ave in the 3rd floor conference room
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2013 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought
Development in Hard Times
Honoring: Albert O. Hirschman & Frances Stewart
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Tufts University Medford Campus
Learn more about the event and the prize recipients
View video of the event | View the event flyer
Co-sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the Fletcher School International Development Group

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The Right to Food: A Weapon Against Global Hunger
Speaker: Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food
Tuesday, November 27, 3:00-4:30
ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot
View video of the event, available thanks to The Friedman Seminar Series
UN rapporteur discusses food policy, world hunger, Tufts Daily, Daphne Kolios
Biofuels and the Right to Food: Time for the US to get its head out of the sand, Triple Crisis Blog, Timothy A. Wise

DeSchutterPosterIn his four-year tenure as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter has been instrumental in promoting the right to food as a human right and as a powerful new tool in the effort to end global hunger. His work has taken on particular importance in the wake of the food price spikes of recent years, which threatened the lives of millions of people in developing countries. The new food crisis called into question many of the prevailing policies guiding agricultural development.

Olivier De Schutter is an expert in the area of international human rights and fundamental rights in the EU, with an emphasis on economic and social rights and on the relationship between human rights and governance. He holds an LL.M., Harvard University ; Ph.D., University of Louvain (UCL), and is a Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is also a Member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University and is Visiting Professor at Columbia University. In 2002-2006, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights, a high-level group of experts which advised the European Union institutions on fundamental rights issues.

Co-sponsors: The Fletcher School Food Policy Club • Institute for Human Security, The Fletcher School • The Agriculture Food and Environment Program, at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

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GDAE Co-sponsored Event:
The Role of the Internet in the Creation of a Just and Sustainable Economy
New Economics Institute 32nd Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures
Speakers: Bob Massie
, President, New Economics Institute
Lawrence Lessig
, Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:30–8:30pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

Registration will be at Mason Street entrance. Reception following the Lectures; Walk-ins welcome or pre-register to secure your seat ___________________________________________________

Chinese FDI in Latin America: Does Ownership Matter?
Speaker: Enrique Dussel Peters, GDAE affiliated researcher
Monday, November 5, 2012, 3:30-5:00
Cabot 205, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA
View the flyer for further details
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Fall 2012 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Drought and the Food Crisis:
The Costs of U.S. Ethanol Expansion to Developing Countries

Timothy A. Wise, Director, Research and Policy Program, GDAE
Monday, September 24, 2012

Work in the Post-Growth Economy
Neva Goodwin, Co-Director, GDAE
Monday, October 1, 2012

Is Protecting the Environment Bad for the Economy?

Brian Roach, Senior Research Associate, GDAE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Population, Resources, and Energy in the Global Economy
Jonathan Harris, Director, Theory and Education Program, GDAE
Monday, December 3, 2012

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Fall 2012 Open House
Wednesday, September 12st, 2012
4:30-6:00 pm

44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144
For questions, directions, or to RSVP, please contact Erin Coutts at
617-627-6909 or erin.coutts@tufts.edu 
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Regulating Global Capital Flows for Long-Run Development

Kevin Gallagher will join the Task Force on Regulating Capital Flows for the public release of a new report at two events, one at the Brookings Institution and the other at the IMF-World Bank civil society meetings.

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10-11:30 a.m.
Brookings Institution
Please RSVP for the Brookings event

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
MC C1-100, World Bank Main Building, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC
For more information, please visit the World Bank's Civil Society Policy Forum
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Addressing the Global Food Crisis: Assessing progress since 2007

Timothy Wise will discuss findings from a new report which looks at the policies and actions taken since 2007 by four international groups of actors: the UN, the G-20, the World Bank and international donors.

Friday, April 20, 2012, 9:00-10:30 AM
Heinrich Boell Foundation, 1432 K Street, #500, Washington, DC 20005-2540
(This office building is on 15th Street at the corner of Vermont, K, and 15th Streets.)
A light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to: us-trainee1@us.boell.org.
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2012 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought
The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture
Awarded to Michael Lipton and C. Peter Timmer

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:30 pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Tufts University Medford Campus
Learn more about the event and the prize recipients.

Co-sponsored by the Tufts Institute for the Environment and the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

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Spring 2012 Brown Bag Lunch Series

"Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Internal and biophysical limits to the growth economy "
Presented by: Kent Klitgaard, Visiting Fellow, GDAE
Wednesday, February 8
12:30-1:30 pm
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"Latin America's 21st Century Boom:
Securing Development for the Long Run"

Presented by: Ann Helwege, Senior Research Fellow GDAE
Tuesday, February 28
12:30-1:30 pm

"Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007 "
Presented by: Timothy A. Wise, Director, Research and Policy Program, GDAE
Monday, March 5
12:30-1:30 pm

"Beyond GDP: Measuring Social Welfare"
Presented by: Brian Roach, Senior Research Associate, GDAE
Wednesday, April 11
12:30-1:30 pm
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"Degrowth, the Steady State-Economy, and the Social Structure of Accumulation"
Presented by: Kent Klitgaard, Visiting Fellow, GDAE
Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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Fall 2011 Events
Africa's Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent
Presentation by authors James K. Boyce and Léonce Ndikumana
Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 3:00-4:30 pm
The Fletcher School-7th Floor

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Fall 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Series
"The Social Cost of Carbon"
Presented by: Elizabeth A. Stanton, Senior Economist, Stockholm Environment Institute
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:30-1:30 pm
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"Green Keynesianism: A New Macroeconomic Paradigm?"
Presented by: Jonathan M. Harris, Director of the Theory and Education Program
Global Development and Environment Institute
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 12:30-1:30 pm
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"Chinese Mining Investment in Peru "
Presented by: Amos Irwin, GDAE Research Assistant and MALD Candidate
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:30-1:30 pm
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Brown Bag lunches will take place in the 3rd floor conference room from 12:30-1:30 at
44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144

Download the Fall 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Series flyer

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Fall 2011 Open House

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm

Come learn about GDAE's interdisciplinary work on environmental policy, globalization and sustainable development, and alternative economics textbooks. Gain more information on campus events, books and publications, job opportunities, and academic resources.

Global Development And Environment Institute
44 Teele Ave Somerville, MA 02144

GDAE is located just off Packard Ave.
For questions, directions, or to RSVP, please contact Lauren Denizard at 617-627-3530 or lauren.denizard@tufts.edu
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2011 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought
Towards a New Economics of Climate Change

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 5:00-7:30 pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus, Tufts University


Award recipients and lecturers:
Lord Nicholas Stern
IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics
Author of the “Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change”
Cambridge University Press, 2007

Dr. Martin Weitzman
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Author of "On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change" and other landmark papers in environmental economics

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Co-sponsored by: The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE); Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program (ECI), Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), Fletcher School

Learn more about the event and award recipients

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Juliet Schor

Wednesday, February 9
3:00-4:30PM
Cabot 703 - The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus

Plenitude
How and why millions of Americans are creating a time-rich,
ecologically-light, small-scale, high-satisfaction economy

Juliet Schor is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College. In 2006 she received GDAE’s Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and she is also a member of the External Advisory Board. Schor is the bestselling author of The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992) and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (Basic Books, 1998). In her talk, Schor will focus on her most recent book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (Penguin Press, 2010). Plenitude offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

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Sponsored by the
Global Development And Environment Institute, The Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Department, Fletcher Green,
Fletcher International Development Club

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"Who's Really Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes in the United States?"

Presented by: Brian Roach, Senior Research Associate at the
Global Development And Environment Institute

Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, December 15
12:00-1:00PM

The 2010 debate over extending the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts often focused on the fairness of the tax distribution in the United States. Unfortunately, discussions of tax fairness rarely took into account the distribution of the overall tax system, typically focusing only on the federal income tax or on federal taxes without consideration of the state and local tax system. Read the GDAE Working Paper “Progressive and Regressive Taxation in the United States: Who's Really Paying (and Not Paying) Their Fair Share” Download a flyer for this event

Read the GDAE Working Paper
“Progressive and Regressive Taxation in the United States:
Who's Really Paying (and Not Paying) Their Fair Share”

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"Corporations of the Future"

Presented by: Neva Goodwin, Co-Director of the
Global Development And Environment Institute

Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, December 8
12:00-1:00PM

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"The Macroeconomics of Development without Throughput Growth"

Presented by: Jonathan Harris, Director of the Theory and Education Program at the
Global Development And Environment Institute

Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, November 9
12:00-1:00PM

Serious discussion has begun of policies to promote the goal of increasing well-being without material growth. Moving towards this goal requires a profound reorientation of macroeconomic theory. Importantly, the call by ecological economists to move away from traditional growth-oriented models comes at a moment when standard macroeconomics is in considerable turmoil. The financial crisis of 2008/2009 seriously undermined the basis for mainstream macroeconomics and brought renewed attention to various forms of Keynesian analysis and policy previously regarded as outdated.

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"The Gulf Oil Spill: What Have We Learned?"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
12:00-1:30pm 106
Pearson Tufts Medford Campus

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest marine oil spill ever. Join us for a panel discussion of the legal, economic, and policy implications of the spill.  Panelists will provide a short presentation on their unique perspectives on the spill, followed by an open discussion of the issues.

Antje Danielson, Director of the Tufts Institute for the Environment and co-founder of Zipcar

Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts University Professor of Economics and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research

Brian Roach, Senior Researcher at the Global Development And Environment Institute and former consultant for the Minerals Management Service

John Rumpler, Tufts University alum and Senior Environmental Attorney for Environment America

For questions please contact Lauren Denizard at lauren.denizard@tufts.edu

Download a flyer for the event
Download GDAE's teaching module on the Gulf Oil Spill

Sponsored by the
Global Development And Environment Institute, Tufts Institute for the Environment
and the Tufts Department of Economics

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"The Economic Crisis and the Least Developed Countries:
Impacts on Industrialization"

A presentation by Mehdi Shafaeddin

Monday, September 27, 2010
12:30 PM Cabot 206 – The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus

Mehdi Shafaeddin is a development economist with over 30 years professional experience. He is currently an international consultant affiliated to the Institute of Economic Research, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. He is the former Head, Macroeconomics and Development Policies Branch, Globalization and Development Strategies of the UNCTAD and the author of many articles on trade policy, industrialization and development policies in international journals.

To view a copy of the report please click here
To download a flyer for the event please click here

For questions please contact Lauren Denizard at lauren.denizard@tufts.edu

This event was cosponsored with the International Development Club

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Annual Open House

Tuesday, September 22, 2010
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Come learn about GDAE’s interdisciplinary work on:
Environmental Policy, Globalization, and Alternative Economics Textbooks.
Also learn about: Campus Events, Books and Publications, Job Opportunities,
and Academic Resources

Contact information & location:
Global Development And Environment Institute
Tufts University, 44 Teele Ave., Somerville, MA 02144
TEL: 617 627-3530 • http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae

GDAE is located just off Packard Ave
For questions or directions contact Lauren Denizard at lauren.denizard@tufts.edu

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Can Capital Controls Help Developing Countries Cope
with Global Financial Instability?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- Washington, DC

Featuring Marcos Chamon, Kevin Gallagher, Jorge Arbache and Eduardo Zepeda

Click Here to Register, and for More Information

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The 2010 Leontief Prize
for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought

“Development and Well-Being in Times of Crisis”

Monday, March 29, 2010
5:00-7:30 pm

Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus, Tufts University
Ceremony and addresses will be followed by a reception.

Click here for more details

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The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) Presents:

Peter Victor

“Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster”

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Cabot 702 – The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus

*Light refreshments will be served immediately following the lecture*

Peter Victor challenges the priority that rich countries continue to give to economic growth as an over-arching objective of economic policy. The challenge is based on a critical analysis of the literature on environmental and resource limits to growth, on the disconnect between higher incomes and happiness, and on the failure of economic growth to meet other key economic, social and environmental policy objectives. Peter Victor is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and consultant.


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For questions please contact Lauren Denizard at 617-627-3530 or lauren.denizard@tufts.edu

For a Map of Tufts University Medford Campus click here

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GDAE Brown Bag Lunch Series Fall 2009

Monday, November 2, 12:00-1:00PM
"The Costs to Mexican Producers of U.S. Agricultural Policies:
Dumping on Smallholder Producers"
Tim Wise, Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development And Environment Institute


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Monday, November 16, 12:00-1:00PM
"Trade Treaties and Macroeconomic Stability in Developing Countries:
The Case of the US-Colombia FTA"
Kevin Gallagher, Senior Researcher for the Global Development And Environment Institute’s Research and Policy Program
Bruno Coehlo, Researcher, Global Development And Environment
 Institute’s Research and Policy Program


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Tuesday December 1, 12:00-1:00PM
“The Global Poverty Implications of an Earth Atmospheric Trust”
Brian Roach
, Research Associate, Global Development And Environment Institute


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GDAE Brown Bag Lunch Talks Spring 2009

GDAE Brown Bag Lunch Talks are informal presentations of current research taking place at the Global Development And Environment Institute and are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all Brown Bag Talks will take place between 12:30-1:30PM in GDAE’s conference room on the 3rd floor of its offices at 44 Teele Ave on Tufts Medford Campus.

Tuesday March 10, 12:30-1:30pm

Carlos L. Muñoz, MALD Candidate at Tufts Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

“Negotiating Payment for Environmental Services in Costa Rica”

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Thursday March 26, 12:30-1:30PM

María del Carmen Vera-Díaz, Senior Research Fellow with GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program

“Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Expansion in the Amazon Basin”

More details of this project are available at: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/amazon_project.html

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Tuesday March 31, 12:30-1:30PM

Peter Uvin, Academic Dean and The Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, will discuss his new book:

“Life after Violence: A People's Story of Burundi”

Burundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war. In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state. Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence, talk about the difficulties of living up to standards of masculinity in an impoverished and war-torn society. Professor Uvin pitches the ideas and aspirations of people on the ground against the assumptions often made by the international development and peace-building agencies.

Book details available at: http://us.macmillan.com/lifeafterviolence

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Tuesday April 7, 12:30-1:30PM

Professor Wang Yi, Guangdong University, Visiting Scholar at GDAE

“Ecological Compensation between Eastern and Western Regions in China”

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The 2008 Leontief Prize

for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought

“Beyond the Washington Consensus:
New Visions for Trade and Development”

Monday, November 17, 2008
5:00-7:30 pm

Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus, Tufts University
Ceremony and addresses will be followed by a reception.

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GDAE 2008 Open House

Come Learn about GDAE!
Wednesday September 17, 2008
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Directions available here

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Book Event 
Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration in the Developing World

Talks and discussion with James K. Boyce, Co-editor of "Reclaiming Nature:
Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration." 

Book Signing to Follow Talk

Wednesday April 16, 2008
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Mugar 200 – The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus
View map here

Download event flyer here

Sponsored by:
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE), Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), and Peace and Justice Studies.

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Enclave Economy Book Tour

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Book Event: Bridging the Development Gap:
Making Globalization Work for Developing Countries

Talks and discussion with Ha-Joon Chang, author of "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism," and Kevin P. Gallagher, author of "The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley."

Watch the video interview with the authors here

Book Signing and Reception with Snacks and Drinks to Follow Talk

Monday January 28, 2008
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Cabot 702 – The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus
View map here

Download event flyer here

Sponsored by:
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE), Center for International Environmental and Resource Policy (CIERP), Tufts Latin American Studies Program (LAS), Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), Environmental Sustainability Initiative (ESI)

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GDAE is pleased to be co-sponsoring the following event with Tufts Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Tufts WSSS Program:

Professor Alvaro González-Gervasio
The Department of Geography, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

"The Transboundary Environmental Conflict Between Argentina and Uruguay"

Thursday November 1, 6-8PM

Cabot 205, The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave.

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The 2007 Leontief Prize
for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought

“Climate Change, Economic
Development, and Global Equity”

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
5:00-7:30 pm

Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus, Tufts University
Ceremony and addresses will be followed by a reception.

Click here for more details

 

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Kamal Malhotra

“National Trade and Development Strategies:
Lessons from Successful Experiences in Asia”

Kamal Malhotra is UNDP’s Senior Adviser on Inclusive
Globalisation, and heads the Bureau of Development Policy’s
trade policy work and team.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Cabot 702 – The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus
Reception with snacks and drinks to follow talk

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"The New Politics of Intellectual Property in Latin America"

Dr. Kenneth Shadlen

Senior Research Fellow with GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program and Associate Professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Cabot 206
Tufts' Fletcher School
of Law and Diplomacy

160 Packard Avenue, Tufts Medford Campus
Map and Directions Available Here

Reception with Brazilian food to follow talk
Sponsored by:
The Global Development And Environment Institute, the Tufts Latin American Studies Program, and the Fletcher Latin America Group

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GDAE Brown Bag Lunch Talks - 2007

Friday February 2, 12:30-1:30PM – Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas, professor of economics and public policy at The University of Texas at Dallas, will give an informal talk on 'The Climate Change Challenge'

Wednesday February 21, 12:30-1:30PM – Dr. Brian Roach, GDAE Research Associate, on increasing public funding of R&D related to Climate Change

Wednesday March 7, 12:30-1:30PM – Dr. Liz Stanton, GDAE Researcher, on her dissertation work with the Human Development Index

Friday March 23, 12:30-1:30PM – Dr. Ann Helwege, GDAE Senior Research Fellow, and Melissa Birch, GDAE Research Assistant, on Poverty in Latin America: Are We Really Making Progress?

Tuesday April 3, 10:00 - 11:00AM – Rick Reibstein, Senior Analyst, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance, on Benefits of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act: Qualitative and Quantitative Measures

Wednesday April 4, 12:30-1:30PMDr. Neva Goodwin, GDAE Co-Director, on Macroeconomics & the Environment

Wednesday April 25, 12:30-1:30PM – Dr. Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Senior Researcher, and Roberto Porzecanski, GDAE Research Assistant, on Taking Away the Ladder? China and the Competitiveness of Latin American Exports

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday May 2, 12:30-1:30PM – Elanor Starmer, GDAE Research Assistant, on her Masters thesis on Industrial Livestock Farming - rescheduled to Wednesday May 16, from 12:30-1:30PM 

Wednesday May 9, 12:30-1:30PM – Suzanne Bremer, GDAE Project Coordinator for the Social Science Library, on Wicked Good Wikis: Using Wiki Websites to Manage Complex Projects

Wednesday May 16, 12:30-1:30PM - Elanor Starmer, GDAE Research Assistant, on her Masters thesis on Industrial Livestock Farming

 *These informal talks take place in the 3rd floor conference room of GDAE’s offices at 44 Teele Ave.

Download a flyer with the complete talk schedule here.

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GDAE 2006 Open House
Tuesday September 12th, 2006
5:30-7:00 PM at GDAE
Come learn about GDAE!

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The 2006 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought

“Economics for an Imperfect World:
Building on the Galbraith Legacy”

Thursday, October 5, 2006, 5:00-7:30 pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus, Tufts University

Award recipients and lecturers:

Dr. Juliet Schor
Professor of Sociology, Boston College
Author of The Overworked American and Born to Buy:
 The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture
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Dr. Samuel Bowles
Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute; Professor of Economics, University of Siena; Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts Author of The Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life and Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions and Evolution

Ceremony and addresses will be followed by a reception.
This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Socially Responsible Microfinance: The Way Forward

Presentations and discussion on best management practices for designing and implementing microfinance investment to meet the needs of the world’s poor in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. A reception will follow.

Speakers:
William F. Foote, Founding President & Executive Director, EcoLogic Finance
Elizabeth Israel, Co-founder and President, Green Microfinance, LLC

With introductions by Dr. Neva Goodwin of the Global Development and Environment Institute and Professor Kim Wilson of the Tufts Fletcher School.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Cabot 205, Tufts Medford Campus

An event co-sponsored by the Global Development and Environment Institute, the Fletcher Microfinance Club, the Fletcher Environment and Sustainability Initiative and the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

Find directions on the web at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/directions/Default.asp

For more information contact gdae@tufts.edu

View the event flyer

GDAE-Fletcher School Mexico Political Economy Seminar

Upcoming events in the series include:

6 April: “Promise and Pitfalls of Migrant Investment in Local Development” with Rodolfo Garcia Zamora (University of Zacatecas); Efrain Jimenez (Federation of Zacatecan Clubs of Southern California); and Jill Wheeler (Inter-American Foundation)

13 April: “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean: The Case of the Billions Hidden in Plain Sight” with Donald Terry (Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank)

20 April: “Remittances and Financial Services” with Manuel Orozco (Georgetown University) and Kai Schmitz (Microfinance International)

We are presently compiling a list of attendees for each seminar. Please RSVP to Nora Millan-Rivas at <nora.millan@tufts.edu> no later than Wednesday, March 29, so that we can order the correct amount of food.

For more on GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/globalization.html

Find directions on the web at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/directions/Default.asp



 

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