Doctoral Student Conference
Governance, Place, and Community in a Globalizing World
Doctoral Student Conference Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California Los Angeles, June 22-23, 2006
These are exciting times for scholars and professionals in the fields of policy, planning, and development. Traditional perspectives are being challenged by new debates on globalization, multiculturalism, technology, and the “repositioning” of government. These evolving ideas have profound consequences for cities and communities throughout the world. How might we understand the changes they bring and from which perspectives? How will such new interpretations shape the practice of our professions and the physical and social infrastructure of our communities? How will the debate change the way we educate the next generation of professionals and scholars? We invite you to join in the discussion by coming to Los Angeles where these debates are raging.
Doctoral students from a wide variety of fields are invited to propose papers for a conference to be held on the University of Southern California campus June 22 and 23, 2006. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate a discourse on the themes of governance, place, and community in an increasingly complex world. The core scholarship surrounding these themes originates in social sciences, humanities, and the professions, including planning, public management, public policy, and urban development. We welcome proposals that are theoretical, use qualitative or quantitative approaches, and are grounded in a discipline or are interdisciplinary in nature.
The conference marks the recent inauguration of the Ph.D. Program in Policy, Planning, and Development at our school to replace two Ph.D. Programs in Public Administration (established in 1950) and Planning (established in 1983), respectively.
The Doctoral Student Conference is supported in part by a grant from the Office of the Provost, University of Southern California.