Friday, September 12, 2014
Graduate Student Symposium
Topographies of Culture: Heritage, Art, and Urbanism in the Gulf Region
Welcome Remarks by Kishwar Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Architecture, History of Art.
Jeffery H. Loria Center
190 York Street
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) was launched on May 1-2 with the inaugural conference titled “Mapping Local Governance.” The Program fosters innovative research that breaks new ground in the understandings of governance and development issues focused on the Middle East. It is poised to significantly advance the theoretical and substantive understanding of governance in the region, extending research on politics and development that has primarily been state-centered, overlooking sub-national disparities that helped spark the 2011 uprisings.