Expert to speak on San Diego’s ‘Cross Border Economy’ at DMF Talks event in Del Mar

DMF Talks (Del Mar Foundation Talks) will present Dr. Mary Walshok who will  speak on the topic of San Diego’s “Cross Border Economy.”  The event takes place at the Powerhouse Community Center on June 9 from 6-8 p.m., beginning with a wine and cheese reception.  Reservations are required and can be made online at

Walshok currently serves on the board of the United States-Mexico Foundation for Science. She is an author, educator, researcher, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. As an industrial social scientist studying the dynamics of regional economic development and transformation, Walshok has studied various communities across America.

She has authored more than 100 articles and reports on regional innovation, the role of research institutions in regional economies and workforce development. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles on the world of work, including: Blue Collar Women (1981), Knowledge Without Boundaries: What America’s Research Universities Can Do for the Economy, the Workplace, and the Community (1995), Closing America’s Job Gap (2011) and the forthcoming book for the Stanford University Press, Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Economy.

DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s unique version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from locally-based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and inform the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations.

The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages nearly $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the greater Del Mar community. The Foundation’s community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. For more information visit

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