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Singapore and Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition

June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 Carolina Public Humanities to examine complex changes in global urban life by comparing two of the most dynamic cities in Asia and North America.

Topics include “Singapore: A Multicultural City-State in the Global Economy,” with speaker Peter A. Coclanis, Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Global Research Institute; “Chicago: Postwar Urban Order and Disorder in the City of Big Shoulders,” with speaker Erik Gellman, associate professor of history; and “Why are Singapore and Chicago World Cities and How are They Changing?” a panel discussion with the speakers.

Tuition for this event is $65. Discounts are available for Carolina students, faculty and staff; more information can be found on the Carolina Public Humanities website. A meal will not be offered with this seminar. Register for this seminar online or call +1.919.962.1544.

Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

This event is co-sponsored by the General Alumni Association.


June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Carolina Public Humanities