CFP: New York: Global Village (11/15/06; 3/9/07)

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"New York City: Global Village"

The Third Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the New York Institute of Technology

Keynote Speaker: Professor Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago

March 9, 2007

The New York Institute of Technology announces its third interdisciplinary conference, "New York City: Global Village," which will address the role of New York City as a site of international exchange in culture, technology, tourism and other fields. Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to present their research at this one-day conference at NYIT's Columbus Circle, Manhattan, campus.

The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively conversation. Past keynotes--including author Mark Kurlansky, curator Nancy Mowl Mathews, and historian Kenneth T. Jackson--have added to the depth of past conferences and drawn large audiences. (Last year's conference website can be visited at

Possible themes for papers:

• Global influences on New York City (culture, technology, neighborhoods, etc.)
• New York City's impact on global systems (culture, technology, politics, etc.)
• New York as one of the emerging global cities (international business and NGOs)
• New York as site and subject of literary production
• New York as world capital (United Nations, locus for diplomacy, cultural center)
• International cultural pluralism and artistic exchange
• Labor opportunities (immigration) and exploitation
• Cultural integration and enclaves of identity (race/culture/religion relations)
• New York City as a global tourism destination

A two-page prospectus and two-page c.v. (maximum) must be submitted to the conference committee by November 15, 2006. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by December 1. Please send your proposal by email to

About our Keynote:

Saskia Sassen is a leading theorist of globalization and its impact on cities. Her new books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton 2006) and a third fully updated and expanded edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2006). She is the author of the classic The Global City: New York London Tokyo (Princeton, 1991; 2nd updated ed. 2001) and is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Sassen's books have been translated into 16 languages.

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