April 2018
April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018

The Latin East: An International Conference

April 27, 2018

At the height of Latin America’s “pink tide” in the mid-2000s, left wing governments throughout the region developed unprecedented economic, political, and cultural ties with the Arab world as part of a larger effort to disrupt U.S. hegemony globally. Meanwhile in the Middle East, entrenched power regimes seemed to teeter against a wave of social and political movements broadly identified as the Arab Spring. Today, as the Pink Tide recedes and renewed conflict and authoritarianism grips the Middle East, the…

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May 2018
May 8, 2018 ▪ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

People’s Cities: A Summit

May 8, 2018 ▪ 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Collaborative on Global Urbanism, Department of Metropolitan Studies, and Deutsches Haus at NYU.   Will cities save us?  In the last decades we have witnessed a resurgent interest in cities, accompanied by a great deal of urban optimism, even in the face of the exclusion and inequalities of our cities. Cities have become  a privileged target of investment, as professionals and elites have rediscovered urban cores as desirable locations. At the same time, cities…

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