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UML Goes to China: Two Speakers to Look at China and the Economy


1. China, Energy and Autos

WHEN:    Monday, Nov. 21, 12 noon
WHO:      Harvard University Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher
  University of Massachusetts Lowell
              Room 500M, O’Leary Library, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Gallagher will speak on “Foreign Technology in China: Energy and Autos.” Gallagher, director of the Energy Technology Innovation Project (ETIP) at Harvard University, is an expert on the energy and automobile industries in the U.S. and China. Formerly, Gallagher was: an advisor to CNN in Kyoto and Buenos Aires on international climate negotiations; a Truman Scholar in the Office of Vice President Gore; and the Science Policy Director for Ozone Action, where she worked on global climate change and ozone depletion. She has a Ph.D. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

2. China and the Labor Market

WHEN:    Monday, Nov. 28, 12 noon
WHO:     Harvard University Prof. Richard Freeman
WHERE:  University of Massachusetts Lowell
             Room 500M, O’Leary Library, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

WHAT: Freeman will speak on “The Labor Market Comes to China.” He has consulted for the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the World Bank, among others. He first advised on Labor Reform in China in 1990 and currently is a Co-Coordinator of the Chinese labor Market Survey
         Freeman is Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard University Trade Union Program; Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and Co-Director of the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. His forthcoming books include The Labor Market Comes to China and Visible Hands: Labor Institutions in the Economy.  He has authored or edited, individually or collaboratively, 26 books, including Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization in 2003 which was Nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
        The speakers are on campus as part of the Fall Seminar Series, jointly sponsored by the Regional Economic and Social Development Department, the Center for Industrial Competitiveness and the Center for Industrial Theory and Assessment.

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