Cities of the Arab World

Thu, February 14, 2019 at MSU Union

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Location: MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Friday, February 15, 2019
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Global Urban Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Muslim Studies Program are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference entitled Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique, to be held February 14-15, 2019, at the Michigan State University Student Union. Conference panelists, from the Middle East, Europe and the United States, will address a number of topics including environmental issues in Arab cities, the contributions of ethnic and religious minorities to urban life, the political economy of redevelopment and questions of civil conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. The inclusion of cities with significant Arab populations outside the Middle East enables exploration of questions of coexistence and conflict, and of the rich cultural production that globalization makes possible.

The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Harvey Molotch (Emeritus Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and Sociology, New York University), who will give a talk on the political economy of urban development in the Arab Gulf (Thursday, February 14).

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