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Thursday, September 9

Cities, City-Networks, and the Reception of Migrants: Focus on the European Union
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Kenneth Reilly
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Cities are terrains of social and political contestation. It is projected that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, and cities are major engines of both economic growth and socio-economic inequality. They are central nodes in networks of translocal and transnational migration, including immigration, gentrification, and trafficking; they are at the forefront of efforts to adapt to anthropogenic climate change and address environmental injustices; they are, increasingly, arenas in which people mobilize to demand human rights to food, water, health, housing, education, and more. In this one-credit pop-up course, students will study cities around the world as sites where contemporary struggles for social justice and human dignity unfold.

Lecture open to all.
Co-Sponsored by the Global Studies Center.