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Security of Global Port Cities Conference
April 30-May 2, 2008

Schedule of Events

NOTE: All events will be held at 201North Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN unless otherwise indicated. (See campus map)

Wednesday, April 30

6:00 PM Opening Dinner (location details to be provided) 

Welcoming Remarks by Patrick O’Meara, Vice President for International Affairs, and Stephanie Kane, Conference Chair and Co-organizer.

Thursday, May 1

8:30 AM Arrival (Coffee and Bagels available)

9:00 AM Roundtable: Forces of Order and Disorder in the New Geographies of the Maritime Frontier

Carolyn Nordstrom
University of Notre Dame
A port from 4 perspectives: smuggler, security, industry, wild card…

Susan M. Roberts
University of Kentucky
US Port Security, Global Container Trade, and New Border Geographies

Mark Hamm
Indiana State University
Maritime Terrorism: Vulnerabilities of the State and the Terrorist

Nazery Khalid
Maritime Institute of Malaysia—Center for Economic Studies & Ocean Industries
To Serve and Be Protected:  A Comprehensive Perspective on Security in the Strait of Malacca

Brenda Chalfin
University of Florida
Technologies of Risk and Emerging Modalities of Global Governance on Europe’s Maritime Frontier

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Break and Prepare Plates

12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch and Videoconference Discussion with Special Guest, Stephen Flynn (Council for Foreign Relations)

1:30 PM  Roundtable: Models of Participation and Forces of Exclusion:  Surviving Environmental and Industrial Disaster
Lessie Jo Frazier
Indiana University
New Geographies in Historical and Ethnographic Perspective

Steve Koester
University of Colorado—Denver
From the Margins: West Indian Perspectives on Globalization and Security

Gregory Button
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
The Need for a Genuine Participatory Approach to Addressing Vulnerability in Coastal Communities

David Jan Cowan
Shelter from the Storm: A Case Study in Community Security

Icaro Aronovich da Cunha 
Catholic University of Santos 
Social Management of Environmental Risks in Port Areas

Monica Schoch-Spana
Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Model Citizenship in the Management of Public Health Emergencies – The Role of Open Government

4:00 - 4:15 PM Break

4:15 - 6:15 PM  Roundtable:  Environmental Sustainability and Port City Development

Gunhild Hoogensen
University of Tromsø, Norway
Intersections of Security: International, State, and Local Perceptions

Stephanie C. Kane
Indiana University
Water (In)Security: A Cultural Analysis of Urban Infrastructure and Ecology

Carlos Barbosa
Parque Expo 98. Portugal
PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES (Parque of Nations)

Han Meyer
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands 
Sustainable delta-landscapes – in search for a new paradigm 

Dinner on own (maps and suggestions will be provided)

Friday, May 2, 2008

8:30 AM Arrival at Global Center (Coffee and bagels provided)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Discussion: Synthesis and New Projects

12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch and Closing Remarks

Center for the Study of Global Change
201 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408-4001
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