February 25, 2016

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Global Challenges of Urbanization and Migration

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This half day workshop is convened by Perry World House, Penn’s new hub for global engagement and international policy research. It aims to identify and explore some of the most pressing questions in the space of urbanization and migration by showcasing the work of Penn faculty; the panels will be organized so as to highlight different methodological and disciplinary approaches to this research. External participants have also been invited to present and provide feedback. The workshop seeks to identify potential research questions that will inform the work of the Global Innovation Institute (GII), the research component of Perry World House. The GII will bring rigorous interdisciplinary research to bear on the most pressing global policy challenges.

1:00-2:15 PM - Sociological and Demographic Approaches to Urbanization & Migration

Michel Guillot, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Emily Hannum, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education, University of Pennsylvania and Natalie Young, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania
Emilio Parrado (moderator), Professor and Chair of Sociology; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania

2:30-3:45 PM - Gender-based Approaches to Urbanization & Migration

Janice Madden, Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Real Estate, University of Pennsylvania
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, I. Herman Stern Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for International Law and Public Policy, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Anne Teitelman, Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Nancy Hirschmann (moderator), Professor of Political Science; Director, Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Director, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women, University of Pennsylvania

4:00-5:15 PM - Design & Development Approaches to Urbanization & Migration

Ananya Roy, Professor and Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy; Director, Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Domenic Vitiello (discussant), Associate Professor, PennDesign
Stefan Al (moderator), Associate Professor, PennDesign

5:15-6:00 PM - Reception

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, PennDesign, Penn’s Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women, and Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences.


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