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Between Fear and Hope: How Resilient Can Cities Be?

Time: 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Location: 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115
Sponsored By: Presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, & the Department of Political Science
Contact: internationalcenter@northeastern.edu
More Information: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/05/the-role-of-cities-in-preventing-crisis/483746/

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event

Josef Konvitz is an historian, authority on urban and economic governance, and former diplomat.  A graduate of Cornell and Princeton Universities, he taught at Michigan State University (1973-92) before joining the OECD in a second career as an international civil servant.  As Head of Urban Affairs (1995-2003) and Regulatory Policy (2003-11), he supported several member countries to implement reforms, and  helped to construct partnerships between the OECD and  countries in Eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East, and South East Asia .  He is the author of Cities and Crisis (Manchester University Press, 2016).

Reception to follow.

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