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"Cities and Social Change: Contemporary Societies in Area Studies"

1999 Summer Teachers' Institute
June 14–18, 1999

Conference Program:
All events will be held in the Meyerson Room, WCH 4.118.

Monday, June 14

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:00 Introduction: Concepts Relating to Urbanization and Development
Joan Neuberger, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

10:00 - 12:00 Discussion and Break-out Sessions
Celeste Smith, Crockett High School

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 3:30 A Look at Cities Through Slides and Artifacts

  • São Paulo, Brazil
    Jeremiah Spence, Brazilian Studies

  • Cairo, Egypt
    Christopher Rose, Middle Eastern Studies

  • Sana'a, Yemen
    Melissa Bolbecker, Middle Eastern Studies

  • Kathmandu, Nepal
    Kalla Jacobson, Asian Studies

  • Moscow, Russia
    Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Remarks, Celeste Smith

Tuesday, June 15

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 11:30 Asian Studies Session

  • Manu Bhagavan
  • Avron Boretz

11:30 - 12:00 Discussion and Remarks, Celeste Smith

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on own)

1:00 - 3:30 Middle Eastern Studies Session

  • Middle Eastern Cities Past and Present
    Abraham Marcus, Middle Eastern Studies

3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Remarks, Celeste Smith

Wednesday, June 16

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 11:30 Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Session
John Morris, University of Texas at San Antonio

11:30 - 12:00 Discussion and Remarks, Celeste Smith

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on own)

1:00 - 3:30 Latin American Studies Session

  • Managing Megacities in Latin America: The Case of Mexico City
    Peter Ward, LBJ School of Public Affairs

  • Social Uses of Space
    Robert Mugerauer, UT School of Architecture

3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Remarks, Celeste Smith

Thursday, June 17

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 12:00 Artistic Expressions of Culture, Part I

  • From Gorbachev to Grunge: Youth in the Future of Russia
    Thomas Garza, Slavic Languages and Literature

  • The Triple Bond: Shifts in the Israeli Settlement Concept
    Esther Raizen, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

  • Manu Bhagavan, Department of History

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 3:30 Artistic Expression of Culture, Part II

  • Images Of Veiled Women in Iranian Advertising
    Faegheh Shirazi-Mahajan, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

  • Avron Boretz, Asian Studies

3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Remarks, Celeste Smith

Friday, June 18

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 12:45 Wrap-up and Incorporation of Concepts, Celeste Smith

12:45 - 1:00 Evaluations

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