CORD Speaker Series

Inaugural Arizona Centennial Distinguished Speaker: Andrew Whitford – “Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment”

Andrew Whitford, Alexander M. Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, delivered the CORD inaugural Arizona Centennial-CORD Lecture Thursday, February 25, 11:00 am -12:00 pm in UCENT 480a. Whitford discussed his forthcoming book, Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, Cambridge University Press.

Invited Speaker: Francesco Testa, CORD Fellow and Visiting Scholar – “Green Public Procurement in Europe”

Francesco Testa, Associate Professor of Sustainable Management at Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and CORD Fellow will be visiting CORD March 12 – 19. On Monday, March 14 at 2:00 pm, in UCENT 480a he will deliver a presentation on “Green Public Procurement in Europe.” A discussion about possible joint research opportunities will follow.

Francesco’s research specializes in the economics and management of innovative environmental policy instruments and their relationship with the economy fundamentals and competitiveness. His research on eco-innovation, environmental management, and analysis of the relationship between environmental management, resource efficiency and competitiveness has received significant support from the European Commission. He has authored more than 60 publications, including Business Strategy and Environment, R&D Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production.

 Invited Speaker: Leisha DeHart-Davis, Chair of the CORD Board of Advisors“Gender and Unethical Leader Behavior – an Experiment”

Leisha DeHart-Davis, Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government will present “Gender and Unethical Leader Behavior: An Experiment”, with Sheela and Sanjay Pandey, is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 11:00 am in UCENT 480a. All are welcome to attend.