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