September 2004 (No. 1)

Editor: Terence K. Huwe
Contributors: Elizabeth del Rocío Camacho, Janice Kimball

IIR NEWS AND EVENTS

IIR Fall Reception: October 1, 2004
IIR Faculty Seminars
Economics 251 Labor Seminar Series, Fall 2004
Professor Irene Bloemraad Sponsors Fall 2004 Immigration Workshop
Some New and Recent Faculty Members on Campus
CPER Publishes New Pocket Guides
IIR Working Paper Series: 2004 Additions (year to date)
Industrial Relations Journal: Book and Internet Reviews
Labor Project for Working Families News
Labor Center Events and Publications
Library News
Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Seminars, Fall 2004

CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
Agreement extends CDOP funding to CUE workers
Berkeley Professors Join Nobel Laureate To Launch Online "Economists’ Voice"
Center for Latin American Studies Events
Center for Research on Education and Work News
Graduate Division's Lecture Series
Haas School of Business Events
Human Rights Center Report: “Modern slavery is thriving in the U.S.”
Institute for the Study of Social Change News
Institute of East Asian Studies
Institute of Governmental Studies News
Institute for Urban and Regional Development Events
Political Science
Sociology Colloquia

BEYOND THE CAMPUS
Commonwealth Club of California Lectures (Lech Walesa to speak)
World Affairs Council Lectures

Quick Links to Campus News
The Campus News Center:
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/
The Campus Calendar:
http://www.berkeley.edu/calendar/




IIR NEWS AND EVENTS

 


IIR Fall Reception
SPECIAL WELCOME AND INVITATION
Professor Michael Reich, IIR Director and Josephine Williamson, IIR Management Services Officer, cordially invite the IIR community and its friends to join us at our Fall Reception:
Friday, October 1, 2004, 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
Directors Lounge
Institute of Industrial Relations
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu, 643-3012

 


Faculty Seminars
NOTE: Please RSVP to Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu, 643-3012 for seminars for planning purposes. Thanks!

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Professor Richard B. Freeman
Economics Department, Harvard University
“From the Webbs to the Web: the Contribution of the Internet to Reviving Union Fortunes”

Monday, October 11, 2004, 12 to 1 pm
Professor Jerome Karabel
Sociology Department, UCB
"The Origins of Affirmative Action at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton"

Monday, November 8, 2004, 12 to 1 pm
Arindrajit Dube, Ken Jacobs and Carol Zabin
CLRE and IIR, UCB
“The Hidden Public Costs of Low-Wage Jobs in California”

Monday, November 22, 2004, 12 to 1 pm
Professor David Lee
Economics Department, UCB
“Economic Impacts of Unionization on Private Sector Employers, 1984-2001”

Monday, December 6, 2004, 12 to 1 pm
Professor Candace Howes
Economics Department, Connecticut College
"Upgrading California’s Homecare Workforce: The Impact of Political Action and Unionization"

 


ECONOMICS 251 Labor Seminar Series, Fall 2004
Professor Clair Brown
Seminar Location: 608-7 Evans Hall
Schedule: Thursday, 2:00-4:00 PM

September 9: David Levine, UC Berkeley
"Does Industrialization = 'Development'? The Effects of Industrialization on School Enrollment and Youth Employment in Indonesia" (with Maya Federman)

September 16: Alex Mas, UC Berkeley
"Do Disappointing Pay Raises Lower Productivity? Final-Offer Arbitration and the Performance of New Jersey Police Officers"

September 23: Kathy Shaw, Stanford University
"The Strategic Investment in Information Technologies and New Human Resource Practices and Their Effects on Productivity: An Insider Econometric Analysis"

October 6, 4-5:30: Eddie Lazear, Standford University
"Speeding, Tax Fraud, and Teaching to the Test" (Joint With Department Seminar)

October 7: Richard Freeman, Harvard University
"Marketization of Household Production and the EU-US Gap in Work"

October 14: David Becker, UC Berkeley
"Medicare Reimbursement and the Cost and Quality of Care"
Discussants: Andrea Cann, Sarah Frank

October 21: Stacy Sneeringer, UC Berkeley
"Examining the links between concentrated livestock farming, pollution, and infant health"
Discussants: Baasil Choudhry, Kristine Brown

October 28: Francisco Martorell, UC Berkeley
"Do High School Graduation Exams Matter? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Graduation Rates, GED Acquisition, Post-Secondary Schooling, and Earnings"
Discussants: Sally Kwak, Jeffrey Holman

 


Professor Irene Bloemraad Sponsors Fall 2004 Immigration Workshop
WHAT: The immigration workshop is an informal group of faculty, students, and visiting researchers interested in all aspects of migration (including the 2nd generation), both in the United States and around the world. The main goal is to help members develop their migration-related research, and to build a community of migration scholars at Berkeley.

WHERE: Locations to be announced. Contact Professor Bloemraad at bloemr@uclink.berkeley.edu

WHO: Anyone at Berkeley (student, faculty, post-doc, visitor) may participate. We also have a few non-Berkeley affiliates. The workshop is directed by Irene Bloemraad, Assistant Professor in Sociology, and supported by the generous financial assistance of the Institute of Industrial Relations.

ACTIVITIES: We will have meetings every two to three weeks, for 1-1.5 hours, probably around lunch time on Fridays. Our main activity will be providing workshop members with feedback on works-on-progress. Circulated material
might be as rough as an interview schedule or first draft of a grant proposal, or as polished as a dissertation chapter or article submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

SCHEDULE:
October 1, 2004
October 12, 2004
October 29, 2004
November 12, 2004
December 3, 2004

 


Some New and Recent Faculty Members on Campus
The following Faculty members have joined the University in the last several months. IIR Director Michael Reich and the IIR Community extend a warm welcome!

Irene Bloemraad, Sociology
Sean Farhang, Goldman School of Public Policy
Rucker Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy
Alexandre Mas, Haas School of Business
Enrico Moretti, Economics
Dara O’Rourke, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, College of Natural Resources
Paul Pierson, Political Science
Dylan Riley, Sociology
Sondra Smith, Sociology

 


CPER Publishes New Pocket Guides

NEW:
Pocket Guide to K-12 Certificated Employee Classification and Dismissal

NEW 2004 EDITIONS:
Pocket Guide to Public Sector Arbitration: California
Pocket Guide to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act
Pocket Guide to the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act

 


IIR Working Paper Series: 2004 Additions (Year-to-Date)

Trond Petersen, Ishak Saporta, and Marc-David L. Seidel (August 4, 2004):
“Getting Hired: Race and Sex Differences”

Trond Petersen and Thea Togstad (August 4, 2004):
“Getting the Offer: Sex Discrimination in Hiring”

Charlan Nemeth and Jack Goncalo (April 16, 2004):
“Influence and Persuasion in Small Groups”

Marcy Whitebook, Dan Bellm, Erika Cruz, Michelle Munn, Joon Yong Jo, Mirella Almaraz, and Yuna Lee (April 1, 2004):
“Training the Next Generation of Teachers: A Preliminary Survey of California’s Higher Education Programs”

Xuming Wu, Jeffrey M. Perloff, and Amos Golan (February 1, 2004):
“Government Policy Effects on Urban and Rural Income Inequality”

Ximing Wu and Jeffrey M. Perloff (February 1, 2004):
“China's Income Distribution Over Time: Reasons for Rising Inequality”

Also Received, but not yet posted:

James R. Lincoln and Didier Guillot:
“Durkheim and Organizational Culture”

Didier Guillot and James R. Lincoln:
“Dyad and Network: Models of Manufacturer-Supplier Collaboration in the Japanese TV Manufacturing Industry”

 


Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society: Book and Internet Reviews
IIR’s publishes the top-ranked scholarly journal in the field of Industrial Relations. In addition to research articles, the journal includes a periodic data update section, regular updates on Internet resources (the most recent issue includes info.on ILO databases) and brief reviews of selected books. Terry Huwe, Librarian, and Janice Kimball are column editors for the book and Internet reviews. The journal Web page includes many article abstracts, and will soon host the book and Internet reviews (see http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/indrel). Some sample entries follow:

BOOK REVIEWS

Culture and the Labour Market. By Siobhan Austen. Northampton, MA:
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003. 168 pp. 1-84376-317-6. $75.00.
This book explores the meaning of culture and the nature of its influence on economic
processes and outcomes. It focuses on the labor market as a social institution that operates
within a larger cultural sphere, with many causes and effects. The authors pay close
attention to alternative theoretical and empirical approaches to labor market analysis.

The Economics of Affirmative Action. Edited by Harry J. Holzer and
David Neumark. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing,
2004. 704 pp. 1-84376-117-3. $260.00.
The contributors explore affirmative action programs and attempt to move beyond rhetoric
to evidence. They explore affirmative action from a variety of viewpoints, emphasizing
analyses that depend on data and measurable outcomes. The resulting compilation
will be useful to social scientists who study the multilayered impacts of affirmative action
programs and how they influence society at large.


INTERNET REVIEWS

International Labour Organization/Country Labour Force Survey Portal
The ILO Library is the one of the most important libraries for industrial relations researchers. Its Web site provides an extensive, easy-to-use portal for individual countries’ labor force surveys. Each link directs the user to the most current survey published. Some of the surveys require a subscription, whereas others include only summary data.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Labor Statistic Portal
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a primary source of statistical publications. The Web site acts as a portal to OECD global labor statistics and publications, which are downloadable in PDF format.

 


LABOR PROJECT FOR WORKING FAMILIES:
The California Family Leave Research Project published "Paid Family Leave in California: New Research Findings" that shows overwhelming support for paid family leave in California, but few know about the law that came into effect July 1, 2004.

 


LABOR CENTER News
Check the fast-changing Labor Center Web for news on the following:

Low Wage Work Research
"Hidden Costs of Wal-Mart Jobs"
"Wage and Health Benefit Restructuring in California's Grocery Industry"
"The Hidden Public Costs of Low-Wage Jobs in California"

 


IIR LIBRARY:
The Exhibits and Display Committee is creating a new series of graphics that will feature history, news and events at IIR. These will be exhibited in the Directors Lounge and throughout the building. Committee members include:

Terry Huwe
Elizabeth del Rocío Camacho
Janice Kimball

All IIR Units will be added to this series as it grows. Check out the first exhibit pieces in the Directors Lounge!

 


Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations (OBIR) Seminars, Fall 2004
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm – Cheit 220, Haas School of Business

September 29, 2004: John Van Maanen, MIT, "Shifts in ethnography (through the ages)"

Octoeber 6, 2004: Dacher Keltner, UC-Berkeley

October 13, 2004: TBA
October 20, 2004: TBA

October 27, 2004: Randall Peterson, London Business School, "Doing the right thing & making the best decision: A legitimacy based theory of organizational team effectiveness"

November 3, 2004: Monica Higgins, Harvard University, "Career imprints: creating leaders across an industry"

November 10, 2004: Trond Petersen, UC-Berkeley

November 17, 2004: Elaine Wong, UC-Berkeley, "It could have been better: Effects of communicating counterfactual thoughts on impression formation"



CAMPUS NEWS AND EVENTS

 


Agreement extends CDOP funding to CUE workers
The Career Development Opportunity Program (CDOP) is again available to Berkeley staff represented by the Coalition of University Employees (CUE), following an agreement reached last week. On Sept. 8, representatives of the campus and CUE signed an agreement that permits CUE-represented clerical employees to participate in and submit applications to the CDOP for the July 2004 to June 2005 funding cycle, effective immediately. Following announcement of the agreement, the Office of Human Resources has begun to process applications received between July 28 and Sept. 8 from employees represented by CUE.
Information on the CDOP program, as well as application forms, are available at http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/learning/cdop.htm.

 


Berkeley Professors Join Nobel Laureate To Launch Online "Economists’ Voice"
The first issue of "The Economists' Voice," a new journal featuring analysis and opinion by leading economists about key national and international policy issues, is being launched today (Wednesday, Sept. 22) by two University of California, Berkeley, economists and Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate from Columbia University.In its premiere edition, the journal tackles such topics as the fair use of intellectual property, political party flip-flops on federal deficits, the mysteries of international capital flow, and evaluation of former U.S. President Clinton's claim that he put police on the streets and took guns off while President Bush has done the opposite.
The full story is online at
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/09/22_16698.shtml

 


Center for Latin American Studies
http://www.clas.berkeley.edu:7001/

Daniel A. Sumner
"Agricultural Trade Disputes and U.S. Farm Subsidies: Implications for Latin America"
Monday, October 4, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Mariclaire Acosta
“The Women of Ciudad Juárez”
Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 pm
Room 223, Moses Hall
Between 1993 and 2003 more than 300 women were murdered in the border town of Ciudad Juárez. In at least 86 of these cases, the victims exhibited signs of extreme violence including torture, rape and mutilation. Most of the slain women were poor immigrants from rural Mexico between 15 and 25 years of age.
The lecture will explore the causes of this extreme violence as well the reasons why the Mexican State has failed to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes.


Martín Hopenhayn
"Youth in Latin America: Between Protagonists and Those Left Behind"
Thursday, October 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
In the areas of social and citizen participation, Latin American youth have moved away from the utopian and messianic impulses of previous generations. The spaces and the motivations for coming together have changed radically. Neither redeemed by large projects for social change nor recognized as full citizens, the youth today occupy an uncertain and contradictory place between cultural autonomy and material dependence, between more education and less employment, between the ideal of current abundance and the future demands of human capital, between more information and less power.
Martín Hopenhayn is a researcher at the Social Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and during 2004 worked as the official in charge of this division.
Cosponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
This lecture will be given in Spanish.

Claudine LoMonaco & Mary Spicuzza
Video Premiere: “Matías”
Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
More than 3,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.–Mexico border in the last decade. Filmmakers Claudine LoMonaco and Mary Spicuzza came face to face with one migrant’s tragedy when they met with the family of Matías Juan García Zavaleta, a father of two who perished in the Arizona desert during what U.S. border officials call the “season of death.” In this documentary, LoMonaco and Spicuzza interview the brother who accompanied Matías García on his tragic journey as well as the wife, children and parents he left behind.
Claudine LoMonaco and Mary Spicuzza are correspondents for Frontline/World and have recently received their master’s degrees from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

Center Latin American Studies Panel Discussion:
“Perspectives on Immigration”
- Gilbert Cedillo, California State Senator (D-Los Angeles)
- Maria Echaveste, Attorney and CEO Nueva Vista Group; Deputy Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration (1998-2000)
- Philip Martin, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Chair of UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program, UC Davis
- Harley Shaiken, Professor of Education and Geography; Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 21, 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 


Center for Research on Education and Work
CREW (Center for Research on Education and Work) is located in the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education, Tolman Hall, and is dedicated to the study of education and work.

 


Graduate Division’s Lecture Series
The Graduate Division’s series of endowed lectures resumes this fall with a number of talks by visiting faculty and Berkeley faculty. On Tuesday October 19th, Berkeley Professor Emeritus Ken Jowitt, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture. He will speak on “The Humvee and the Apple Tree: Globalization or Americanization?” The Lecture is at 4:10 p.m. in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall.
For information on Graduate Division lectures, call 643-7413.

 


The Haas School of Business
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/

Center for Responsible Business
Presenter: David Greenberg
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Altria Group, Inc.
(Altria is now the parent company of Philip Morris and Kraft Foods)
Executive Education Learning Classroom, S480
Wednesday, October 13
6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.

Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations (OBIR) Seminars, Fall 2004
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm – Cheit 220, Haas School of Business
--OBIR Seminars are listed above, under Institute of Industrial Relations events, as IIR supports the OBIR program

Human Rights Center Report: “Modern slavery is thriving in the U.S. “
By Janet Gilmore, Media Relations, 23 September 2004
BERKELEY – Washington, D.C. - A new report on forced labor in the United States reveals in disturbing detail how individuals in communities across the country are forced through threats or violence to work in deplorable conditions for little or no pay.
The report, "Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States," describes for the first time the nature and scope of modern-day slavery in America.
The report covers the period of 1998 to 2003 and is based on quantitative and qualitative data, including a survey of 49 service providers experienced in forced labor cases; an analysis of 131 cases of forced labor reported in U.S. newspapers; eight case studies of forced labor in various regions of the United States; and interviews with government officials, service providers and labor advocates. Copies of the "Hidden Slaves" report will be available online at: http://www.hrcberkeley.org and http://www.freetheslaves.net.

More Information: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/09/23_16691.shtml

 


Institute for the Study of Social Change

New Metropolis Speaker Series: Bag Lunch Colloquium
Latitudinal Citizenship, or How Markets Stretch the Bounds of Governmentality
Prof. Aihwa Ong, Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies, UCB
Monday, October 14th
12:pm – 1:30pm
ISSC Conference Room 2420 Bowditch Street at Haste

Color-Coded Jobs: Employment Discrimination in San Francisco and Los Angeles
John Trasviña, Director, Discrimination Research Center, Berkeley & Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 26
3:30-5:00pm
ISSC Conference Room 2420 Bowditch Street at Haste

ISSC/IIR Colloquium
The Origins of Affirmative Action at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Prof. Jerome Karabel, Sociology, UCB
Monday, October 11th
2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph).
12:pm – 1:30pm
Co-sponsored with Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR).

Emerging Latina/Latino Majority Seminar Series
Holding the Line? Latina/Latino Immigrants in California
Monday October 22nd
3:pm – 5:pm
Prof. Belinda Reyes, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, UC Merced
Discussant: Victoria Robinson, Research Associate, CLPR, UCB
CLPR Conference Room at 2547 Channing (entrance is on Bowditch).
Sponsored by CLPR, co-sponsored by ISSC.

 


Institute of East Asian Studies
"Migrants, Markets and the State: The Formation and Transformation of the Lhasa Market"
Xiaojiang Hu (Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley)
Friday, October 22
4:00-6:00 p.m.
IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Floor

 


Institute of Governmental Studies
September 27, Noon
Positive Political Theory: "Political Threats and Patterns of Campaign Contributions: a Theoretical and Empirical Analysis"
Ethan Kaplan, UC Berkeley
Harris Room, 119 Moses Hall

September 29, 3pm-5pm
The Center on Politics - The Pollsters Handicap the Horserace:
A panel discussion and analysis of the latest polling trends featuring Mark DiCamillo, Director of the Field Institute, Chuck Rund of Charleton Research, and David Binder of David Binder Research.
IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall

 


Institute of Urban and Regional Development

'CALIFORNIA AT 50 MILLION' COLLOQUIM SERIES EVENT:
"Putting California's Growth into an Historical Perspective"

"California at 50 Million," a new University of California, Berkeley, speaker series starting Tuesday, Sept. 28, will explore the demographic, economic and environmental impacts of a state population projected to hit 50 million within the next 20 to 25 years.High-profile leaders from the public and private sectors will meet Tuesdays to explore such issues as California's finances, future needs in terms of roads, education, water and social services, as well as housing and technology for the state's 16 million new residents and 8 million new households.

See the press release at http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/

 


Political Science
http://www.polisci.berkeley.edu

IIR Faculty Member in the News
Professor David Collier has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations, David!

Political Science Department and Travers Program Launch New Ethics and Public Accountability Website
http://ethics.berkeley.edu/
Political observers speculate that there is a growing crisis in the ethical behavior of our elected leaders. This website is dedicated to assist with the understanding and study of this emerging area of inquiry, as well as many other fields of interest.

 


Sociology
Fall 2004 Sociology Departmental Colloquium Series

September 30
Heather Haveman, Columbia Business School
“Hellfire and Brimstone Religious Politics in the Making of American Magazines, 1741-1860"

October 7
John Skrentny, UCSD
“Policy-Elite Perceptions and Social Movement Success: Winners and Losers in the Struggle for Minority Rights”
[Co-sponsored with the Law and Society Program]

October 14
Paul Pierson, Berkeley (Political Science)
“Off-Center Republicans, Tax Cuts, and the Erosion of American Democracy”



BEYOND THE CAMPUS

 


Commonwealth Club of California

Lech Walesa -- Medallion Speakers Series
Friday September 24th
Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. (California & Mason), San Francisco
$20 for Members, $40 for Non-Members, $65 for Premium Seating (Members & Non-Members) 11:15 am Check-in, 12:pm, Program
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/features/mss/programs.html#upcoming

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Monday September 27th
Professor, Harvard Business School: Author, Confidence: How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End
Monday September 27
6:pm, Program, Club Office, 595 Market St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Free for Members, $18 for Non-Members

Doug Dirks
Marketing Director, Ten Thousand Villages
Monday October 18
12:30pm, Program, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 255, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose. Free for Members and Non-Members.


HEALTH CARE
RICHARD CORLIN, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association & California Medical Association
ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President, California Chamber of Commerce
MONDAY OCTOBER 25
In 2003, California passed legislation requiring employers to provide health coverage to employees or pay into a state fund to provide such coverage (with exemptions or tax credits for small businesses). A coalition of business groups sponsored Proposition 72 to overturn this legislation. Do these health care coverage requirements address concerns about the scaling back of employer-based health coverage? What effect will this legislation have on California businesses and the role of California state government in the health care market? Come hear what the major advocates and opponents of this ballot measure have to say.

5:30, Wine & Cheese Reception, 6:pm Program, Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Free for Members and Non-Members

 


World Affairs Council

Daniel Altman
Columnist, The New York Times and Business 2.0; Former Teaching Fellow of Economics, Harvard University
Monday, September 27th
In Neoconomy, Daniel Altman explains the intellectual roots of the Bush administration’s economic policy and discusses why Bush has been so intent on implementing it despite lowered expectations, terror, and financial scandals that have buffeted the economy in recent years. Altman shows why neoconomists remain committed to their radical vision despite the biggest budget deficit in history. Ultimately, he looks at the future impact of this economic policy.

Check In: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM,
Members: Free, Nonmembers: $12, Students with ID: $5 Cosponsors: $7
Location: At the Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd floor conference room, San Francisco
http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1017



Half-Day Conference: Outsourcing Bay Area Employment
Saturday, October 9
Keynote Speech by Carl Guardino, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Manufacturers’ Group
Bob Brownstein, Policy Director, Working Partnerships USA
John Ciacchella, Vice President, A. T. Kearney Management Consultants
Paul Oyer, Associate Professor, Economics, Stanford University
Adrian Moore, Vice President, Reason Public Policy Institute
Concluding Remarks by David Yarnold, Editor and Senior Vice President, San Jose Mercury News
The purpose of this Conference is to provide better understanding of the process of employment outsourcing as a necessary element of the optimal and fair globalization of international trade. Measures needed to offset the inevitable disruption of individual worker’s careers will be addressed and to re-orient expectations of future employment. The intent of this Conference is to inform the audience of current academic, governmental and professional thinking in terms of economics and personnel utilization for the long term.

Check In: 8:30 AM, Program: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15, Students: Free
Location: Stanford Business School, Bishop Auditorium, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford
Cosponsored by the Stanford Business School's Sloan Master's Program
http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1053


From Dot-Com to Dot-Bomb: Does Silicon Valley Have a Future
Tapan Munroe, President, Munroe Consulting; Author and Columnist, Contra Costa Times?
Thursday, October 14th
Check In & Reception: 6:30 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM, Program: 7:30 PM
Dinner & Pgm: Members & Cosponsors: $30, Dinner & Pgm: Nonmembers: $32, Pgm Only: Memb. & Stud.: Free Pgm Only: Nonmembers: $7
Location: Scott’s Restaurant, 1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek
Prepaid dinner reservations must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 13th
http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1055


Dealing with a Globalized Economy
Vinod K. Aggarwal, Professor of Political Science, Business, and Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, October 20th
Check In: 11:30 AM, Program: 12:00 PM,
Members: Free, Nonmembers: $12, Students with ID: $5 Cosponsors: $7
Location: At the Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Cosponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, and Center for the Pacific Rim, USF
http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1033


Opening the Door to Japan: Exploring the Automotive/IT Market
Masaaki Kanda, Governor of Aichi Prefecture Yoshihiro Yasui, President of Brother Industries, Ltd Clifford Somerville, Vice President of Dura Automotive Systems Max Rogers, Global Director of Sales and Marketing, Delphi Corporation
Thursday, October 28th
http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1057