LIVE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION | 1 pm (New York) | 6 pm (Paris)
For a little more than a century, cities around the world have been progressively building their own capacity to act internationally, to the point of profoundly impacting world politics. Yet, the role of city diplomats remains relatively unknown.
This webinar will offer a conversation between the author of City Diplomacy and five distinguished city diplomats from some of the world's most influential cities.
DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY
Doctor Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi (@KihlgrenGrandi), author of City Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), instructor of City Diplomacy at Sciences Po, École Polytechnique and Columbia University
Prof. Paul-David Régnier, Head of Paris’ International Relations Department
Ms. Leah Kreitzman, London’s Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs
Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Los Angeles' Deputy Mayor for International Affairs
Ms. Penny Abeywardena, New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs
Ms. Luz Amparo Medina Gerena, Head of Bogotá’s International Relations Department
Q&A MODERATOR : Aliénor de Thoisy
ABOUT THE SERIES
Reimagining cities. Exploring global trends towards a new (urban) normal
Hit hard by what was revealed to be primarily an urban pandemic, cities across the world have been harnessing the potential of their proximity with residents, the private sector, and civil society to deploy rapid, innovative, and cost-effective solutions. Most of this innovation is likely to continue as part of a broader movement led by numerous mayors committed to boldly re-direct urban development towards environmental sustainability, social equality, and resilience.
Designed by Dr. Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi, instructor of City Diplomacy at Sciences Po – PSIA, the École Polytechnique, and Columbia in Paris, this conference series aims at engaging distinguished mayors, scholars, practitioners, and students in a global discussion on the future of urban life in a post-pandemic world.