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On the evening of 30 October Centre for London hosts two of the voices at the forefront of urban thought. Joining us to debate cities and globalisation are acclaimed political theorist Benjamin Barber and the Brookings Institution’s Bruce Katz. Do cities represent the best chance to shape our lives, our nations and the world for the better?
Dr Benjamin Barber is a senior research scholar at City University New York and author of the classic Strong Democracy (1984) and the international bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld (1995). His new book If Mayors Ruled the World will be released later this year, and was the subject of his recent TED talk.
Bruce J. Katz is Vice President of the Brookings Institution, Washington’s oldest think tank. He is founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the Global Cities Initiative, which aims to foster an international network of metropolitan leaders who are committed to trade, invest and grow together. He is the author of The Metropolitan Revolution, published this year.