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Siemens Senior Director Emeritus discusses global realities

Peter Olfs, former Head of Corporate Communications at International Siemens AG, in Munich, Germany, will present “Is There a Way Out for Old Industrialized Nations? Chances to Catch up with Global Realities” on Friday, September 9, 2011, from 1:00–2:15 p.m. in Luerssen 5. This lecture is part of the Fall 2011 Engineering, Business, and Computing Division Research Interest Group series, and it is free and open to the public.

Olfs posits that as a society, we live above our means, the poor keep getting poorer, our values are vanishing, and as the blood toll is rises, our species is dying out. His presentation focuses on tasks for developed and developing nations, the future role of universities, and practical solutions to combat the issues facing our world.

The EBC Research Group features Penn State Berks faculty and visiting experts who conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Topics are of broad and general interest and are accessible to the non-expert. Students, faculty, and members of the Penn State Berks and surrounding community are encouraged to attend.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Jui-Chi Huang, Chair of the EBC-RIG and Assistant Professor of Economics at jxh74@psu.edu.
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