2020-21 Seminar Agenda

9 octobre 2020

Following our opening seminar – for which we had the great pleasure of listening to Olivier Godechot, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Antoine Guironnet for an absorbing discussion on the contribution of global financial cities to the widening of worldwide income inequalities –, we are very pleased to share with you the program of the Cities are Back in Town seminar for this academic year.

Please note that the Cities seminar will now take place on Thursdays. This semester, all seminars will be held online, from 5.30 to 7pm CEST/CET. We hope to be able to return to physical meetings during the course of the Spring semester. Please find the program below:


Thursday 22 October: Timothy Moss (IRI THESys, Humboldt University)

Presentation of the book Remaking Berlin: A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920-2020, MIT Press, 2020.

Discussants: Jonathan Rutherford (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech – LATTS) and Giacomo Parrinello (Sciences Po, CHSP)


Thursday 5 November: Rowland Atkinson (University of Sheffield)

Presentation of the book Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich, Verso, 2020.

Discussants: Bruno Cousin (Sciences Po, CEE) and María Luisa Méndez Layera (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)


Thursday 12 November: Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University) and Marco Garrido (University of Chicago)

« Toward a Global Urban Sociology »

Discussants: Sukriti Issar (Sciences Po, OSC)


Thursday 3 December: Kingsley Madueke (University of Amsterdam)

« Competitive Fanaticism: How Performances of Loyalty Fuel Ethnic Violence »

Discussants: Laurent Gayer and Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po, CERI)


Thursday 17 December: Neil Brenner (University of Chicago)

Presentation of the book New Urban Spaces – Urban Theory and the Scale Question, Oxford UP, 2019.

Discussants: Gilles Pinson (Sciences Po Bordeaux, Centre Emile Durkheim) and Francesco Findeisen (Sciences Po, CEE)


14 January 2021: Tom Goodfellow (University of Sheffield)

28 January 2021: Rivke Jaffe (University of Amsterdam)

11 February 2021: Matthew Hoye (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) (TBC)

18 February 2021: Xuefei Ren (Michigan State University)

4 March 2021: Rachel Sherman (The New School)

25 March 2021: Vicente Ugalde (Colegio de México, visiting researcher at CEE)

15 April 2021: Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal (EHESS, CEIAS, CNRS)

May 2021 (date TBC): Rachel Beatty Riedl (Cornell University)

May 2021 (date TBC): Séminaire des doctorants / PhD candidates


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Pedregal de Santo Domingo, Ciudad de México, 2017 (film) © Côme Salvaire

Pedregal de Santo Domingo, Ciudad de México, 2017 (film)
© Côme Salvaire