Urban Studies Events

First Quarterly Meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps - "Making the U.S./Africa Partnership a Reality"

October 14, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
The First Quarterly meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps served as a springboard to launch the Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa (WGTIA).
Webcast

Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
Webcast

Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.

Immigration and Social Power: The Russian Case

June 01, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
With Russia being the center of the second-largest migration system in the world, Vladimir Malakhov examined the framework of Russian “social power” for an in-depth analysis of immigration to Russia - as well as why “those in power do not wish to see Russia more diverse than it currently is.”
Webcast

Participatory Governance and Decentralization: A Comparative Study in Programs and Outcomes

May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.
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Book Discussion: "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams"

April 21, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Kennan Institute
In discussing his new book, "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams," Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute, analyzed the vibrant city of Odessa, and the destruction of its Jewish population.

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle
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Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex

September 27, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Vednita Carter, Breaking Free; Kristy Childs, Veronica's Voice; Tina Frundt, Courtney's House; Marian Hatcher, Women of Power Alumni Association; Rachel Lloyd, Girls Education & Mentoring Services
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How to Help Cities in Hard Times: Advising the Obama Administration

September 02, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
William Barnes, National League of Cities, Raphael W. Bostic, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Amy Liu, Brookings Institution, Ron Loveridge, National League of Cities, Mayor of Riverside, CA., Paul Peterson, Harvard University, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Center for Community and Economic Justice, Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley
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Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums

July 20, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The rapid urbanization of the developing world has brought the growth of slums and increases in urban poverty. Two leading experts examined how non-health- specific programs in urban areas such as housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure improvements and micro finance can improve the health conditions in slums.

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