- John Spink, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP), School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
- Justin Heinonen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP), School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
- Jeremy Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University Director, Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
- Derryk Burgess, Criminal Investigator, Special Agent U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, SAC/Detroit, Commercial Fraud/Counter Proliferation Group
January 16, 2013 Speaker Biographies (.pdf)
See the Presentation (.pdf)
Hear John Spink's Interview with WJRW News Anchor Mitch McCoy (.mp3)
Visit A-CAPPP Website
- Jon Allan, Director, Michigan Department of Enviornmental Quality, Office of the Great Lakes
See the Presentation
- Michael Jones, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Co-Director, Quantitative Fisheries Center at Michigan State University
- Jennifer Read, Deputy Director, University of Michigan Water Center
See the Presentation
April Picture Slideshow (.pdf)
- Matt Birbeck, Visiting Specialist, MSU Product Center for Agriculture, Project Manager for HI-VAT (High Impact Venture Action Team)
Regulatory Impacts on Entrepreneurship in Detroit (.pdf)
- Nicole Dandridge, Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic at Michigan State University
See Presentation Uncovering Legal Barriers to Entrepreneurship (.pdf)
- Andre’ Dandridge, Project Coordinator, MSU Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic
Read Speaker Bios (.pdf)
Michigan eLibrary resources for businesses and entrepreneurs mentioned at the Forum.
Michigan State University's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research connects scholarly work with the policymaking community through applied and survey research, community dialogue and political leadership training. The Institute transforms the results of research into strategic solutions for decision makers to consider during the policy debate.
The 2013 Forum Series continues the policy education curriculum of the Institute's leadership programs. Each Forum is open to all who want to learn more about current issues being discussed in the policy arena. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the policy discussion as well. Please plan to join us for the 2013 Forums scheduled for:
- Responding to Michigan’s Market for Product Counterfeiting
Product counterfeiting represents a range of criminal activities associated with intellectual property rights infringement and focuses on material goods. Nearly any product, from pharmaceuticals and food to auto parts and electronics, can be counterfeited. Although the precise extent of product counterfeiting is not known, by most accounts the problem is substantially large and growing. What makes product counterfeiting particularly troublesome is its detrimental effects on public health and safety, jobs and tax bases, and corporate innovation and profitability. To help decision makers better understand and respond to this problem, this forum will examine what we know about Michigan-based product counterfeit incidents and approaches to eliminating such occurrences. It will also present the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Linking Michigan’s Agricultural Industry to the World Economy
Michigan’s agricultural assets are front and center in discussions of economic recovery. Research scholars as well as industry leaders are anxious to talk with state residents about the important connection between agriculture and food production, alternative energy, bio-engineered material, and manufacturing. Both a traditional and growing sector for Michigan, agriculture already accounts for 20 percent of the jobs held in the State. Michigan State University’s awarded designation as a Global Center for Food Systems Innovation will catapult the interest in, and commitment to studying agriculture as a critical part of the equation for solving problems of food production across the globe. This forum will present new directions of Michigan’s agriculture and the key role it is playing in the state’s economic recovery, while contributing to reducing poverty in developing areas around the world.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Emerging Issues Regarding the Great Lakes
Our water environment is changing. While the Great Lakes are admired daily for their beauty, ecological and economic value, many from across the country and the world are looking to the Great Lakes in a much different perspective. Discussions of fresh water storage and diversion, declining levels and temperatures are clouding the future of the Great Lakes. Observations of water scientists and needs of water prospectors are calling on Midwest residents and policy makers to think differently about this vast freshwater resource and how we manage it for the future. What should we be thinking about as we prepare to respond to the world’s freshwater needs? Which policies best help steward the Great Lakes while meeting demands for freshwater and economically-valued passageways?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Legal Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Michigan
New research discovering the legal and government barriers to entrepreneurial activity and job creation in Detroit and generally, Michigan, will be featured during the May 15 forum. Specific restrictions that operate to preclude or greatly disadvantage entrepreneurs from starting or expanding a small business in Detroit among a wide range of occupations have been chronicled. The study points to restrictions that interrupt and slow the pulse of the economic beat in Motown, a city that was once a burgeoning Mecca for small business owners. This forum discussion will focus on the economic development hurdles that affect the state's overall urban core, and will offer potential solutions to current dialogue on making Michigan more friendly to entrepreneurs.
This year's Forums will take place in downtown Lansing in the Mackinac Room of the Anderson House Office Building across from the Capitol, 124 North Capitol, Lansing, MI 48909. The Mackinac Room is on the Fifth Floor. This year's forums begin at 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. There is NO CHARGE to attend. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are recommended by calling 517-355-6672 or using our online registration form.
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