Third Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
"New York City: Global Village"
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
March 9, 2007
New York Institute of Technology Conference Facility
16 West 61st Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
The New York Institute of Technology announces its third interdisciplinary conference, “New York City: Global Village,” which will address the role of New York City as a site of international exchange in culture, technology, tourism and other fields. The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively conversation.
Our Keynote Speaker for 2007 is Professor Saskia Sassen, the leading theorist of globalization and its impact on cities. She is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Sassen’s books have been translated into thirteen languages and include Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2006), The Global City: New York London Tokyo (Princeton, 1991) and Digital Formations: Information Technologies and New Architectures in the Global Realm, (Princeton, 2005).
This year's conference will also feature a multimedia performance of Crossing the BLVD with Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer. Crossing the BLVD is a cross-media project that documents and portrays the largely invisible lives, images, sounds and stories of new immigrants and refugees who live in the borough of Queens, New York, the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States.