"The global politics of the global city: preliminary thoughts on some waste(d) connections" by Dr Michele Acuto

Past Event

25 April 2012, 12:30pm - 2:30pm


This seminar series is hosted by the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities

Speaker: Dr Michele Acuto, Stephen Barter Research Fellow, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities

Venue: 64 Banbury Road, Oxford

Biography: Michele is also a CPD Fellow of the University of Southern California's Centre on Public Diplomacy, and a Contributing Editor for the Diplomatic Courier. He has recently completed a PhD in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU), where he begun his research on the strategic role of global cities for global governance. He also taught sociology in the Faculty of Business & Government at the University of Canberra between 2008 and 2011, and was associated with the Milan Polytechnic’s Faculty of Architecture “Urban Hybridization” Project between 2009 and 2010. He held visiting positions at the National University of Singapore’s Global Cities Cluster and Asia Research Institute, as well as at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. He previously worked as independent consultant on conflict resources and the Kimberley Process on diamonds for several years, and subsequently served as JPO to secretariat of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Michele holds a Bachelor in Diplomacy from the University of Genoa, a specialization in Peace and Conflict Studies from the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, as well as a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Diplomacy from the ANU.

The meeting will start with a one hour seminar followed by a one hour potluck lunch. To contribute to the potluck, if you can, just bring along a dish representing your country/culture, or something easy you would like to share with the rest of the group. We will provide drinks.

If you would like to join the group and share your research please contact Ebru Soytemel: ebru.soytemel@insis.ox.ac.uk