What Made San Diego Grow and Prosper?

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Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Phd., Dean of UC San Diego Extension and Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs, will discuss her new book, Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy, at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 pm.

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Mary Lindenstein Walshok

Walshok’s book, co-written with military historian Abraham J. Shragge, traces the role that civic leadership, cultural values and social dynamics played in San Diego’s economic and intellectual growth from the late 1800s to contemporary times.

Through the intervening decades, the authors assert, civic leaders have repeatedly repurposed assets and realigned economic strategies to achieve a shared vision – even when difficult times got in the way. The book is published by Stanford Business Press, an imprint of Stanford University Press.

Offered free to Osher members and held in Classroom 129 on the UC San Diego Extension campus, the presentation is part of an on-going series of Distinguished Lectures.

For membership information, call (858) 534-3400 or visit www.olli.ucsd.edu.

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