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March 3 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Alejandro Portes and Dr. Ariel C. Armony
Books & Books and FIU Cuban Research Institute present…
AN EVENING WITH ALEJANDRO PORTES & DR. ARIEL C. ARMONY
(Columbia University Press,$45.50)
Friday, March 3rd, 7PM
LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books and FIU’s Cuban Research Institute are thrilled to present an evening with Alejandro Portes and Dr. Ariel C. Armony as they discuss their new book: Emerging Global Cities: Origin, Structure, and Significance (Columbia University Press, $45.50).
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Book:
The notable similarities in the skylines of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore are no coincidence because, despite following very different historical paths, all three have achieved newfound prominence in global trade, finance, and culture. This book by Drs.Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the transformation of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore from very peripheral urban places to their present role in the world economy identifying the common features that they share as well as their differences.
The book highlights the rising importance of climate change and the threat that it poses to several coastal cities, including emerging global ones. In an ironic twist of history, the same world capitalist system that propelled Dubai, Miami, and Singapore to their present position of prominence now poses an existential threat to their future.
About the Authors:
Alejandro Portes, Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar, University of Miami, and Howard Harrison and Gabrielle S. Beck Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), Princeton University
Ariel C. Armony, Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs and Professor of Public & International Affairs and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh