• The Border Crossing Seminar – EXTENDED DEADLINE

Extended deadline – 5th of june
The Border Crossing Seminar


The Border Crossing Seminar is a joint Program between The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), and the University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.).
Second edition – From the Polis to the City: Perspectives on Global Justice
This conference and school, for faculty and students, is the second meeting of “The Border Crossing Seminar”. This year’s seminar examines the evolution of the city within European and non-European political theory and practice, from the polis of the ancient Greeks, to the cosmopolis of contemporary theories of global justice, to the present diversity of the city of Milan. We will explore how the urban space of the modern city reflects or reinforces its peoples’ perspectives on national and international justice. We will look at the contemporary issue of migration to and from European cities, and how it affects social justice at national, European Union, and global levels. Milan itself will be our primary case study. Walking tours of the city’s cultural and urban spaces, and meetings with local people, are part of the experiential learning component of the seminar. The seminar will feature lectures by expert faculty from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Milano-Bicocca, and other universities from around the globe, in fields such as political theory, political philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, and geography.

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