Urban Studies Events

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Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

April 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute and Steve Rhee, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2007-2009), discuss the effects of environmental degradation on conflict.
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Day II - Immigration: Social and Cultural Capital

April 17, 2009 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
(This event will take place in Barcelona)Marc Hatzfield sociologist and lecturer, École d'Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Andrei Korobkov Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University; Loren Landau Research Coordinator, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Blair Ruble Director, Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, WWICS
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Immigration: Social and Cultural Capital

April 16, 2009 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
(This event took place in Barcelona)Kate Brick Master's candidate, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Lamin Cham Immigration Specialist; Marc Hatzfield sociologist and lecturer, École d'Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Andrei Korobkov Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University; Loren Landau Research Coordinator, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Josep Ramoneda Director, Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona; Gaspar Rivera-Salgado Director of Projects, Institute for Research in Labour and Employment, University of California at Los Angeles; Eunice Romero Political Scientist; Blair Ruble Director, Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, WWICS; Andrew Selee Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Mostafà S'haimi community organizer; Pep Subirós writer and philospher; José Walter Tejada member of the Arlington County Board (USA)

Changes in the Structure of Belgrade and Sofia since the End of Socialism: Some Problems and Opportunities

April 15, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sonia Hirt, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg
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Tensions, Territory and Terror: Understanding Violence against Foreigners in South Africa

February 19, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Loren Landau director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Steven McDonald Consulting Program Manager, Africa Program, Consulting Program Director,Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Witney Schneidman President, Schneidman & Associates International, Washington, DC
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Climate Prosperity: Democratic Capitalism with a Twist

February 04, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Shari Garmise vice president for knowledge management and development, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC; Stephanie McClellan policy director, Office of the Governor, State of Delaware; Graham Richard principal, Graham Richard Associates, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Phillip Singerman senior vice president, B&D Consulting, Washington, DC; Marc Weiss chairman & CEO, Global Urban Development and chairman, Climate Prosperity Project
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Socio-Ecological Systems and Urban Environmental Transitions: Comparison between experiences of the Asia Pacific and the developed world

January 15, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Peter J. Marcotullio Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York; Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University; Robert McDonald Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
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World Urban Forum 4 & 5. From Nanjing to Rio de Janeiro: Bringing the Urban Agenda to the Development Community

January 07, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Gerald C. Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, State Department; Judith A. Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; Jessica R. Tulodo, Acting Team Leader, Urban Programs and Engineering Services, USAID; Christopher W. Williams, Representative, UN-HABITAT, Washington DC Office

Book Launch - Century of the City: No Time to Lose

December 18, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Neal R. Peirce will present his new publication, Century of the City: No Time to Lose, which is based upon the findings of the Summit. A journalist and speaker, Pierce has written extensively about the national and global roles of cities and metropolitan regions.

Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground

December 09, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
What is the underlying meaning of a community? Challenges have risen globally on the surrounding focus of how communities can nurture meaning and opportunities around the world.

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