Diane E. Davis
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Description

Currently pursuing four projects: 1) The co-existence of public vs. private security forces and their impact on quality of urban life and the rule of law. Main countries of interest are Mexico, South Africa and Russia, but is beginning a parallel focus on several U.S. cities; 2) Relations between globalization, urban politics, and the built environment (with a special interest in downtown development and historic preservation); 3) The history and politics of policing in twentieth-century Mexico; and 4) City and countryside in the history and politics of development in Latin America (Mexico, Argentina) and East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan).


Lectures:

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flag Lecture 13: Considering Jerusalem
as introducer at  MIT 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future - Spring 2004,
together with: Bruce Mazlish, Menachem Klein,
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flag Lecture 11: Scales of Agency in a Global World: Individuals, Cities, Nations, and Beyond
as introducer at  MIT 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future - Spring 2004,
together with: Jonathan Glover,
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flag Lecture 5: Urban Utopias
as introducer at  MIT 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future - Spring 2004,
together with: David Harvey,
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flag Lecture 1: The City as a Social, Legal, and Political Concept
as introducer at  MIT 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future - Spring 2004,
together with: Gerald Frug,
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flag Reverberations: Mexico City's 1985 Earthquake and the Transformation of the Capital
as author at  MIT World Series: The Resilient City: Trauma, Recovery and Remembrance,
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