April 13, 1995
Vol. 14, No. 15

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    Issue of globalization at core of Dean's Symposium

    The concept of globalization will be discussed from several angles in "Local Places and Big Spaces in a Postmodern World," the 1995 Social Sciences Dean's Symposium. The symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, in the third-floor lecture room of Swift Hall.

    "This year's symposium considers how we think about cities today, how we experience local and international events, and how these are interpreted culturally," said Richard Saller, Dean of the Social Sciences Division.

    In the first session, Paul Krugman, professor of economics at Stanford, will present the lecture "Tale of Two Cities: Chicago and Los Angeles in a Global Economy," and Claudio Lomnitz-Adler, professor of anthropology at New York University, will present "Mexican National Culture in the Postmodern Era." Lomnitz-Adler will join the Chicago faculty in the fall as Professor in History.

    The second session will begin at 2 p.m. with Michael Herzfeld, professor of anthropology at Harvard, who will give a lecture titled "Intimacy Against Essentialism: Scarce Resources and Common Places in the Greek Experience of the World." David Harvey, professor of geography at Johns Hopkins, will present "Space, Place and Environment in an Urbanizing World."

    The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 702-8799.