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The Entrepreneurial City 
Alternate Systems and Structures for Higher Education: Public Needs and Institutional Response for the 21st Century
01 Jul - 08 Jul, 2000
 Biotechnology: Policy Issues and Regulatory Frameworks

Faculty:
Dennis O'Brien (Co-Chair)  
Jairam Reddy (Co-Chair) - Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville; Former Chair of the National Commission on Higher Education, South Africa
David Gardner - President Emeritus, University of California; President Emeritus, University of Utah
Andrew Gonzalez - Secretary, Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, Manila
William Saint  
Akilagpa Sawyerr - Director of Research, African Association of Universities, Accra; Professor of Law, and Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana
Ludmila Verbitskaya  
Wang Shenghong  

Additional Session Support:
John Cook (Resource Specialist)  
Walter Gmelch (Resource Specialist)  
Joyce Moock (Resource Specialist)  

Abstract:
Although cities have conventionally been viewed as places of dehumanization plagued by excessive crime, pollution, and decay, there is another dimension. The human energy that generates so many social problems is also responsible for an extraordinary array of benefits. Concentrated urban populations uniquely promote social integration through the mingling of otherwise separate social, ethnic, and racial groups. They support economic activity by nurturing new products and services, and are typically vibrant venues for diverse forms of cultural expression.

This session will consider the city as an engine of creativity and common enterprise. Focusing on case studies of several cities around the world, participants will discuss the importance of cities as sources of economic productivity and social progress, and as sites of intellectual and cultural ingenuity; whether the ills of modern urban life are the necessary price of this dynamism; and whether there are important variances between the developing and the developed world in the role that cities play.

Session Faculty

Andrew Gonzalez
 
Jairam Reddy

 


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