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Global Cities, Local Neighborhoods in Displacement, Migration, and Promise

  • Wilson Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004-3027 USA (map)

On April 4, a panel of experts will examine key issues facing neighborhoods and communities in transition in the United States.  From Ferguson to Baltimore, Chicago to Los Angeles, cities and neighborhoods are experiencing transition to larger processes of urban renewal, gentrification, and marginalization, while at the same time under pressure from an intersection of housing, social welfare, education, and political forces within and beyond this country. Panelists will identify solutions and offer a vision for American cities, especially in an increasingly stratified world.


  • Leon Andrews, Director of Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL), National League of Cities
  • Johanna Bockman, Associate Professor of Sociology, George Mason University
  • Sonya Douglass Horsford, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Derek Hyra, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Director, Metropolitan Policy Center, American University
  • Moderator: Rodney Hopson, Professor of Education Policy and Evaluation and Senior Research Fellow, Center of Education Policy and Evaluation, George Mason University

This meeting has been made possible with generous support from the American Anthropological Association, the Metropolitan Policy Center, American University, and the National Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights.

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