This conference will introduce to the Penn community and the public the variety of academic and applied work at Penn that relates to globalization, and to create a forum for the initiation of collaborative effort.
Date: October 17, 2009, 9am to 6pm
Location: Rainey Auditorium and Mosaic Gallery, Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology
Brief description: A day of panels with short presentations and discussion, complemented by a display of visual materials, on selected projects of research and application from different parts of the campus, illustrating work in progress in different parts of the world, and showing how they add up to an effort that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. All of Penn's eleven Schools are represented.
1. What causes globalization?
2. Why are cities and urban life central to it?
3. What kind of activities are helping us understand it and work with it—at Penn and elsewhere?
4. How can we make the most of it in the coming years?
The conference is free to public. Pre-Registration is recommended (http://globalizationstudies.sas.upenn.edu/conference2009/registration)
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