Singapore and Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition
June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm$65
Singapore and Chicago became vibrant centers of global commerce in the late 19th century, and they remain major cities in contemporary economic and cultural life. They are also places in which the most notable patterns of modern social life continue to evolve, though in the different contexts of Southeast Asia and the American Midwest. Two experts in social and economic history (both long- time Chicago residents) will examine how these cities have evolved through changing economic contexts, urban redevelopment, modern socio-political movements, immigration, and social conflicts. Join us to examine complex changes in global urban life by comparing two of the most dynamic cities in Asia and North America.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Singapore: A Multicultural City-State in the Global Economy
Peter A. Coclanis, Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Global Research Institute
Chicago: Postwar Urban Order and Disorder in the City of Big Shoulders
Erik Gellman, Associate Professor of History
Why are Singapore and Chicago World Cities and How are They Changing?
A panel discussion with our speakers
TIME & TUITION
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.
Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.
Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
Register for this seminar online or call us at 919.962.1544.
Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.