Mona Serageldin to participate on panel discussion at Boston University’s conference, “The Future is Now: Urban Asia in the 21st Century.”

Mona Serageldin will participate along with other urban experts on a panel titled “The Politics of the City,” which will tackle contemporary issues of governance and the range of techniques deployed by governments that engender and attempt to manage social and political conflict. This panel seeks to affirm the notion that cities are sites of both cooperation and conflict, and will examine the politics of identify, governance, and conflict management that characterize a spectrum of urban Asian experiences and contexts. Julian Go, Professor of Sociology at Boston University, will act as moderator.

The conference will take place on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at the Metcalf Trustee Center on the Boston University campus. The conference will also feature a moderated discussion between Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston, and Sheila Dikshit, Governor of Kerala, and former First Minister of Dehli.

The conference is co-sponsored by Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Initiative on Cities, and the Center for the study of Asia in collaboration with the Global Programs India Initiatives, and the Metropolitan College City Planning program.

For more information, visit the conference website.