Global City, Past and Present Summer Program at Ohio University

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Summer Program
July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Humanities, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies, World History / Studies

Ohio University Summer Programs invites applications for a unique two-week program focused on the Global City, from July 18 to 29, 2016, at the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Students will examine the notion of the global city with the help of OU faculty and invited international scholars. Through visits to Columbus and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds (the old mining towns of Southeast Ohio) students will explore the connection between globalization and urbanization in Ohio's past and present. The program's film series and guided visits to different businesses and organizations in Athens will help students consider the presence of the global in the local experiences of both cities and small towns.

The program is open to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduate professionals interested in urban studies, urbanization and urban planning, and the influence globalization has had on the urban experience. Students may register for credit or request a certificate of completion.

Apply by April 1, 2016.

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Or contact the program directors:
Mariana Dantas (Dept. of History) <>
Joseph McLaughlin (Dept. of English) <>
Marina Peterson (Center for International Studies) <>
Contact Info: 
Mariana Dantas
Associate Professor of History
Director of Latin American Studies
Ohio University
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