Programme

The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2018 (GLOBAL2018) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2018 (CITY2018). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Additional programming will be announced here shortly.

  • The Cities We Fled
    The Cities We Fled
    Featured Panel Presentation: Professor Susan Ballyn & Professor Donald E. Hall

Previous Programming

View details of programming for past GLOBAL conferences via the links below.

The Cities We Fled
Featured Panel Presentation: Professor Susan Ballyn & Professor Donald E. Hall

In this panel, Susan Ballyn of the University of Barcelona and Donald E. Hall of Lehigh University will discuss the cities of their birth: Bath, England, UK, and Birmingham, Alabama, USA, respectively. While we often celebrate cities as places of vibrant artistic and cultural innovation and stimulation, cities can also feel like traps to some citizens if the values and priorities they embody are not compatible with the lives and interests of those inhabitants. In discussing their personal journeys out of their birth cities, the two panelists will pose questions to the audience for all to consider: What do we need from cities? How do some cities become lost in their pasts and therefore unable to embrace the changing needs of their populations? What causes some cities to languish, stagnate, and alienate, while other reinvent themselves and thrive? After speaking for 20-25 minutes each, the panelists will ask the audience to provide their own thoughts on cities as sites of pleasure and pain.

Read presenter biographies.