[URBANTH-L]ANN: New York City: Global Village

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Feb 5 23:27:25 EST 2007

From: Nicholas Bloom <nbloom3 at yahoo.com>

Third Interdisciplinary Conference: "New York City: Global Village"

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
March 9, 2007, NYIT Columbus Circle Campus

The New York Institute of Technology announces its third 
interdisciplinary conference, "New York City: Global Village," which 
will address the role of New York City as a site of international 
exchange in culture, technology, tourism and other fields. The 
conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the 
country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively 
         Our Keynote Speaker for 2007 is Professor Saskia Sassen, the 
leading theorist of globalization and its impact on cities. She is the 
Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and 
Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. 
Professor Sassen's books have been translated into thirteen languages 
and include _The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo_ (Princeton, 
1991) and _Digital Formations: Information Technologies and New 
Architectures in the Global Realm_, (Princeton, 2005).
         This year's conference will also feature a multimedia 
performance of Crossing the BLVD with Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer. 
Crossing the BLVD is a cross-media project that documents and portrays 
the largely invisible lives, images, sounds and stories of new 
immigrants and refugees who live in the borough of Queens, New York, 
the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States.

Conference Website with full schedule and registration information:


Nicholas Bloom
New York Institute of Technology

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