november, 2019

14nov - 15nov 143:00 pmnov 15An Urban World: The Changing Landscape of Suburbs and Cities (A Conference Honoring Kenneth Jackson)

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Thursday November 14, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2:30–3:00 pm  REGISTRATION

3:00 pm    WELCOME
Ira Katznelson, Interim Provost & Ruggles Professor of Political Science & History, Columbia University

Lisa Keller, Chair, Seminar on the City, The University Seminars, Columbia University

Introduction: Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University

Kenneth T. Jackson, Barzun Professor of History, Columbia University
“The Changing Landscape of Cities and Suburbs in the 21st Century”

4:15 pm    PANEL 1, Race, Gender & Ethnicity
Chair: Jacqueline Dowd Hall, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thomas Kessner, Distinguished Professor of History, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Estelle B. Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University
Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University

6:00 pm    RECEPTION

Friday November 15, 9:00 pm – 6:00 pm


9:00 am    Panel 2, Assessing Environment & Sustainability
Chair: Vincent J. Cannato, Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston

Ellen Stroud, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
Robert Lifset, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma
David Schuyler, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College
Becky Nicolaides, Research Affiliate, University of California Los Angeles


11:00 am    Panel 3, Urban Infrastructure
Chair: Kenneth R. Cobb, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Records

Owen Gutfreund, Associate Professor, Urban Planning & History, Hunter College
Clifton Hood, George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Eugénie L. Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research & Education, University of Pennsylvania
Gail Radford, Professor of History, University of Buffalo, State University of New York

12:45-1:45    LUNCH BREAK

2:00 pm    Panel 4, The World View
Chair: Valerie Paley, Senior Vice President, New-York Historical Society

Nancy Kwak, Associate Professor of History, University of California San Diego
Robert Beauragard, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University
A.K. Sandoval-Strausz, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
Graeme Davison, Professor Emeritus of History, Monash University, Australia

3:45-4:00 pm    BREAK

4:00-5:45 pm    Panel 5, Looking to the Future of Cities and Suburbs

Rohit T. Aggarwala, Head of Urban Systems, Sidewalk Labs
Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Walter A. Friedman, Director of the Business History Initiative, Harvard University
Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
Thomas J. Sugrue, Professor of History, New York University

5:45-6:00 pm    CONCLUDING REMARKS: Kenneth T. Jackson


14 (Thursday) 3:00 pm - 15 (Friday) 6:00 pm


Sponsored by The Seminar in the City, The Columbia History Department, The Columbia Provost's Office, The Lehman Endowment, Columbia University, and Columbia University Libraries