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Arab Cities Conference
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
All day
Lake Huron Room, MSU Union
Muslim Studies Center
Event Details:

Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique

An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Global Urban Studies Program, is pleased to announce the convening of Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique, an interdisciplinary conference 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 ur-ban life, the political economy of redevelopment and questions of civil conflict and post-conflict urban reconstruction. The inclusion of cities with significant Arab populations in the US, France and Israel enables exploration of questions of coexistence and conflict, and of the rich cultural production that the globalization of the Arab world, today, makes possible. The confer-ence will feature two keynote speakers. Dr. Harvey Molotch (Emeritus Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and Sociology, New York University) will speak on the political economy of urban development in the Arab Gulf. Dr. Hanan Hammad (Associate Professor of History, Di-rector of the Middle East Studies Program at Texas Christian University and current Senior Sabbatical Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University) will speak on the gender, class and the policing of pleasure in colonial Cairo.
Please direct any questions to Lead Organizer, Professor Najib B. Hourani (Anthropology, Global Urban Studies) houranin(at)
Additional information about the conference and a link to the registration website will be provided in the near future.

Conference details and free registration: