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November 14 – November 15

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

2:30 pm – 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


Friday November 15, 9:00 am – 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
Eugenie 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

RSVP to smk2209@columbia.edu is required to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. News media interested in covering the conference and/or interviewing the panelists must contact Sabina Lee at Sabina.Lee@columbia.edu.
Event Contact Information:
The Lehman Center for American History