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Global Port Cities

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery

The Global Port Cities project is an initiative led by Dean Brian Edwards (School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University) alongside his longtime collaborator, Moroccan playwright, novelist, and journalist Driss Ksikes (Director of Economia, HEM Research Center, Morocco).
This project is grounded on the premise that there is a relationship between port cities and creativity that has been underexplored, and that there is a special potential for such cities to mobilize their creative energies for positive change.
Its main goal is to establish and mobilize a multinational network of actors across sectors—universities, arts organizations, urban planners, and community organizers—to share ideas, learn from one another, and discover meaningful solutions to common challenges.
In its first stage, this project places New Orleans (USA), Tangier (Morocco), and Naples/Pompeii (Italy) in conversation, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas between places that are not usually put in dialogue. Barcelona (Spain), Beirut (Lebanon) and Havana (Cuba) are potential nodes to be added to the network as the project as it enters its next phase.
Global Port Cities | Panel

Brian Edwards, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Professor of English, Tulane University
Driss Ksikes, Director of Economia, HEM Research Center, Rabat, Morocco
Respondent: Dilip Gaonkar, Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture and Director of the Center for Global Culture and Communication, Northwestern University

Coffee Break
New Orleans/Bulbancha: Perspectives | Roundtable

Iñaki Alday, Dean of the School of Architecture, Tulane University
Nic Brierre Aziz, Community Engagement Curator, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Rebecca Snedeker, Clark Executive Director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Tulane University
Monique Verdin, Photographer and Filmmaker, Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative

Coffee break
Prospects: Beirut, Havana, Pompeii | Roundtable

Ammar Eloueini, AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio (Paris) and Professor of Architecture, Tulane University
Allison Emmerson, Associate Professor in Classical Studies, Tulane University
Guadalupe Garcia, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University

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For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8563290