Conferences & Simposia

  • Demographics & Economic Status of Senior Population in Ventura County: Numbers Rising and Economic Problems Are Escalating, Forum on Ventura County Elder Care Crisis, Organized by SESI and the Union of Elder Care Workers (SEIU Local 2015) November 2017.

  • Social Determinants and Economic cost of Housing: Looking Into the Overall Cost of Substandard or Lack  Of Housing, 2017

  • Economic Impact of the Current Syrian Refugee Crisis: Separating the Myth from the Reality: A Presentation Organized by the Center for Equality and Justice, 2016

  • An Overview of Economic & Social Disparities in Ventura County: Focusing on Children, Housing, Employment & Income, 2016.

  • Opportunities for Early Childhood Education: Looking Into Unmet Needs of Underserved Communities in Ventura County: What the Current Data Tell Us. October 2016.

  • Looking into Recent Changes in Early Childhood Development in Ventura County: What the Current Data Tell Us? Presented to First 5 Ventura County Commission, November 2014.

  • State of the Housing: Existing Conditions and Our Ability to Plan Future Regional Land Use for Creating Healthy & Sustainable Communities, September 2014.

  • Keynote Speaker, Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA): Its Economic Challenges and Prospects, Chamber of Commerce, Graz, Austria, April 2014.

  • Investing in Our Children is Wise and Will Bring High Returns on Investment: A Close Look into the Socioeconomic Status of Children in California, GCGI 11th International Conference in Cité universitaire internationale/ The INSTITUT CEDIMES, Paris (2013).

  • Looking into Social Mobility in the United States: Is American Dream Alive, Globalization for the Common Good Initiative 10th Annual Conference in Oxford, UK, September 2012.

  • The True Cost of Nonrenewable Energy Production, World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” October 2012, Rhodes Greece, 

  • Keynote Speaker at American Austrian Chamber of Commerce, “Euro Crisis and Its Impact on the US Economic, Vienna, Austria”, June 2012. 

  • Investing in Our Children Is Wise & will Bring High Return on Our Investment, 100% Summit, A tale of Two Counties Conference, sponsored by Social Justice Fund of Ventura County in California, January 2012.

  • Various presentations over years to City Councils, Board of Supervisors, Rotary Clubs, and other public meetings on issues related to state of the county, human capital investment and investment in children through projects conducted for Boys & Girls Clubs (Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, BGC of Ventura, BGC of Camarillo, BGC of  Conejo Valley and Las Virgenece, BGC of LA County, BGC of America. and more) Social Justice Fund of Ventura County and many more. 

  • The True Value of Liberal Arts Education: Looking into the Origin and the Consequences of Running Universities like Business Entities, World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” October 2011, Rhodes Greece. 

  • Forging and Ecological Political Economy: Is the Earth Charter a Blueprint for a Way Forward? In collaboration with Professor Peter Brown, Director of McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Canada, Presented in the World Public Forum—Dialogue of Civilizations, Rhodes, Greece October 2010.

  • May 2009, Role of Financial Markets in Creating Economic Growth and Stability: A Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive Role, Globalization for the Common Good 2029 International Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, USA

  • May 2009, Economic Recession: How Does it Come About and Particulars of the Current Recession, Ventura County Leadership Academy. 

  • January and June 2008, Impact of Financial Markets on Economic Growth and Stability, Ventura County Leadership Academy and CPA forum sponsored by Community West Bank, Keynote Speaker.

  • June 2007, Emphasis on Teaching Ethics in Business Schools: The Recent Experiences in US Higher Education, International conference of globalization for the common good: An Interfaith Perspective, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • March 2006, A Close Look at Recent National, State, and Regional Economic Performance and Prospects for 2006 and Beyond, Keynote Speaker of the Annual Regional Economic Forecast Conference of 2006, Thousand Oaks/Westlake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • October 2005, ‘Looking into the Economic Profile of Ventura County: Past, Present, and Future Challenges, ‘Keynote Speaker of the Community West Annual CPA Forum.

  • February 2004, Creating a Sustainable Economic Development Environment in Our Community: Do We Have One?’ Keynote Speaker of the Annual Regional Economic Forecast Conference of 2004, Thousand Oaks/Westlake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • September 2003, US Economic Performance in 2003: Past Achievement and Challenges Ahead, Center for Leadership and Values, Keynote Speaker for CLU Alumni Association.

  • March 2002, ‘Community: Building and Assessing the Quality of Life in Ventura County, Annual Community Assessment Conference Hosted by The Center for Values and Leadership of California Lutheran University, at Ronald Reagan Library, Semi Valley, Ventura County. After the conference I had been invited to talk about the same topic in four other associations and local rotary clubs in 2002. 

  • February 2002, gave a talk on the Impact of World Trade Organization Policies on Developing Countries, League of Women Voters of Ventura County, Camarillo, Ventura County.

  • April 2001, Federal Reserve polices and its Impact on Our Economy: A selected number of cases, Rotary Club of Simi Valley.

  • April 1999, Gave a talk on Crisis in Kosovo, A forum sponsored by ‘CLU Global Peace and Justice.’

  • Keynote speaker for the 4th Annual Conejo Valley Economic Forecast Conference in 1997, sponsored by Thousand Oaks Rotary Club and Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks Chamber of Commerce. 

  • February 1997, Iran 1997 Update: Politics, Oil, Religion, Women’s Issues, Economic and Foreign Policy Issues, Sponsored by ‘CLU Global Peace and Justice.’

  • April 1994, presented on ‘Looking into the Economic and Social Profile of Ventura County,’ to Business owners in Thousand Oaks at ‘the Ventura County Entrepreneur Academy’.

  • Presented at the CLU Forum on ‘Past, Present and Future of Somalia,’ February 1993.

  • Presented on ‘the Current Political Situation in Somalia,’ on December 17 1992, at CLU. The meeting was opened to the Public and advertised in the local papers.

  • Presented on ‘Root Causes of the Existing Macroeconomic Problems in Iran,’ at the School of Business Research Seminar, November 1992.

  • Presented on ‘Root Causes of the Existing Macroeconomic Problems in Iran,’ at the School of Business Research Seminar, November 1992.

  • Participated as a presenter in the Faculty Showcase at the retreat of summer 1991.

  • Presented on ‘Privatization’ at the CLU Global Trade Center's Seminar on ‘the Private Sector and Business Opportunity in the USA,’ November 1991.

  • Presented at the CLU Forum on ‘the Influence of Islam in the Iranian Revolution,’ November 1987.