Global Competition: How We Can Win
A. Richard Newton
Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, world-renowned in silicon chip design automation and dean of the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley
In his recent best selling book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman writes that the lowering of trade and political barriers and profound technological advances in global connectivity have enabled a "flat world" where it is possible to do business or almost anything else instantaneously and with billions of people. According to Dean Richard Newton, it is perhaps ironic that this global "flattening" has actually made local regions, like Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, even more important. In many ways, Silicon Valley can be seen as a new and emerging "corporation" in its own right, with all of us who live and work here as its employees creating a "bump" on Friedman's flat world.
Come talk with Dean Newton as he poses important questions about the role Berkeley Engineering and the Silicon Valley can play in growing our regional advantage, and how we can inspire and promote a more competitive future for our children and grandchildren here in California.
The registration fee includes an hors d'oeuvres and wine reception. Space is limited so please register online now.
* $50 for the general public
* $25 for UC Berkeley Engineering alumni
* $15 for UC Berkeley Engineering alumni from 1995 - 2005.
Added by tylix on March 31, 2006