Global Urban Futures: Inclusive Cities in Theory and Practice

Friday, April 29, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257
Rutgers University – Newark





7:45-8:30am Breakfast and Check-in


8:30-9:00am Welcome Address



9:00-10:30am Keynote Panel: Cross-Institutional Partnerships to Build Inclusive Cities


Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Moderator: Shirley M. Collado, Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark


10:30-10:45am Break


10:45am-12:00pm The Arts in Urban Activism


Aimee Cox, Fordham University

Kimberly DaCosta Holton, Rutgers University-Newark

Tim Raphael, Rutgers University-Newark

Lillian Ribeiro, Montclair State University

Moderator: Ian Watson, Arts, Culture, Media, Rutgers University-Newark

12:00-1:15pm -Lunch-




1:15-2:30pm Civic Engagement in Cities: Participation, Politics, and NGOs

Sean Mitchell, Rutgers University-Newark

Marie-Jeanne Ndimbira, PAY-Namibia

Lester Spence, Johns Hopkins University

Celina Su, CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College

Moderator: Mara Sidney, Rutgers University-Newark


2:30-2:45pm Break


2:45-4:00pm Global Education & Inequity: A Comparative Perspective

Elise Boddie, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Dana Burde, New York University

Thea Abu El-Haj, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Reva Jaffe-Walter, Montclair State University

Moderator: Jamie Lew, Rutgers University-Newark