Culture Meets Development in the "New" India—Book Launch: The Politics of Heritage from Madras to Chennai

November 06, 2008 // 3:00pm4:15pm
Mary E. Hancock, Professor, Departments of Anthropology and History, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Wilson Center Fellow (2004-05)

The Business of Urban Transformation

October 29, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
David Fulton, Director of Business Liason, Office of the U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank; Judith Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; David Painter, Vice President, TCG International, LLC; J.P. Solomon, CEO, MAYA Organic Private Ltd.

Cities and Fundamentalisms

August 15, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Nezar AlSayyad, Professor and Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley; Inger Furseth, Research Associate, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California, Professor and Research Associate, KIFO Centre for Church Research, Oslo, Norway; Rhys H. Williams, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Book Launch - The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville

July 11, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Author: Derek S. Hyra, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, George Washington University; Panelists: Honorable Keith L.T. Wright, New York State Assemblyman; Mary Pattillo, Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Margery Turner, Director, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, The Urban Institute

Innovative Approaches to Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

July 10, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Robert Hudnall, Infrastructure Advisor, ICMA International; Alain Streicher, Vice President, International Resources Group; Mauricio Posada, Managing Associate, Nathan Associates, Inc.; Michael Tetelman, Director, dot-ORG, DOT-COM Alliance, Academy for Educational Development; Tom A. Pedersen, Senior Vice President, Director of Sustainability, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

Lessons in Governance from Urban Brazil

June 17, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Tim Campbell, Chairman, Urban Age Institute; Eduardo Rojas, Principal Housing and Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Ivani Vassoler, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York, Fredonia

Public Health Management After Natural Disasters

June 17, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
"One of the common themes of all complex emergencies of the last three decades is that the public health and health systems are the first to be destroyed and the last to be recovered," remarks Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience

June 04, 2008 // 9:00am5:15pm
Pep Subiros, Author and Philosopher, Barcelona, Spain; Loren Landau, Director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; J. Walter Tejada, Chairman, Arlington County Board; Manuel Angel Castillo Garcia, Profesor-Investigador, El Colegio de México; Patricia Landolt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin; Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Davlat Khudonazarov, Senior Research Fellow, Russian Academy of Sciences; Timothy Heleniak, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Maryland; Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Director, Kennan Kyiv Project, Ukraine; Olga Vendina, Geographer, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Mikhail Alexseev, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University; Caroline Brettell, Interim Dean of Dedman College and Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University; Michael Jones-Correa, Professor of Government, Cornell University

The Economic Effect of Immigration: Implications for Income and Employment of Low-Skill Labor in the United States

June 03, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Tamar Jacoby, President, ImmigrationWorks USA; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Cement and Climate Change in China

May 16, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.


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