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Thursday, 3.12.2009

6.00pm – 8.30pm

Welcome European University Viadrina

Keynotes on Transnationalism

- Prof. Dr. Hans Harms, London/Berlin
* Cities of the South in the Context of Transnational Urbanism and International Development Policies

- Prof. Dr. John Eade, Roehampton University, London
* The Return of the Local? Transnationalism, Translocalism and Religion in the Global City


Friday, 4.12.2009

9.30am – 1.00pm

Transnational Urban Spaces – Cultural Repertoires and Everyday Practices

Moderation: Dr. Kathrin Wildner, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

- Dr. Martijn Oosterbaan, University of Utrecht
* Transnational Brazilian Evangelism and Media

- Dr. Kerstin Pinther, University of Frankfurt/Main
* Architectures of Migration, the Art of Transnational Spaces

- Prof. Dr. Faranak Miraftab, University of Illinois, Urban Champaign
* Emergent Transnational Spaces: Meat, Sweat and Global (re)Production in the Heartland

- Dr. Clara Irazabal, Columbia University, New York
* Transnational Planning: Reconfiguring Spaces and Institutions


2.30pm – 6.00pm

Urban Governance Models

Moderation: Dr. Stephan Lanz, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

- Prof. Dr. Katharyne Mitchell, University of Washington, Seattle
* From Moody´s to Compstat: Why Neoliberal Urban Governance Lives On

- Dr. Richard Pithouse, Durban, South Africa
* Let’s Keep it Real (The Anti-Politics of Most Attempts at Global Solidarity)

- Prof. Dr. Roger Keil, York University, Toronto
* Transnational Urban Political Ecology: Health, Environment and Infrastructure in the Unbounded City

- Prof. Dr. Marcelo Lopes de Souza, University of Rio de Janeiro
* Challenging Oppression and Control in a Globalised World: Insurgent Spatial Practices, ‚Militant Particularism’ and Multiscalarity


Evening Program

Crossing the Bridge – Transnational Walk in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) and Słubice (Poland)


Saturday, 5.12.2009

9.30am – 12.30am

Localizing Global Value Chains in Global/Globalizing Cities

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Stefan Krätke, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

- Michael Hoyler, Loughborough University, Leicestershire
* Spaces and Networks of Musical Creativity and Music Production in the City

- Dr. Sandra Alarcón González, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
* Tianguis Global – Transnational Connections between Mexico City and Los Angeles

- Prof. Dr. Christof Parnreiter, University of Hamburg
* Global City Formation, Real Estate Economy and the Transnationalization of Urban Spaces


1.00pm – 3.00pm

Final Discussion: The Transnationality of Cities

Moderated overarching discussion with representatives from all panels and as special guests

Prof. Dr. Margit Mayer, Free University of Berlin and Prof. Dr. Schiffauer, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder