People, Cities, and Urban Life around the Globe
February 6 @ 9:15 am – 5:30 pm
This seminar will discuss the current state of urban life around the globe in the wake of decolonization, foreign investment, civil wars, and population growth. Christian Lentz will use Vietnam, Burma, and Indonesia as case studies for a broader discussion on decolonization and development, while Chérie Rivers Ndaliko will focus on issues related to foreign aid and urban “development” in conflict regions of Africa. Morgan Pitelka will give us a sense of contemporary urban life in three of Asia’s great cities, while Robin Kirk will discuss human rights issues affecting cities in areas as diverse as Northern Ireland, Peru, and South Africa.