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Programme

Thursday 21, 2010

12.00 – 13.30


Buffet Lunch

13.30 – 14.00


Welcome Address by the President of the Goethe University, Werner Müller-Esterl

14.00 – 14.30


Overview Presentation about Aspects of Frankfurt, Toronto, and the two Universities pertinent to the Theme of the Conference
Martin Bickl (Director Intenational Office, Goethe University Frankfurt)

14.30 – 15.30


“The University and the City: A Reflection on the Historical Interrelationship of their Built Forms”
Keynote Speech by George Baird (former Dean of the John H. daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto)
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15.30 - 15.45


Coffee Break

15.45 – 18.30


Session I: University and City as Overlapping Built Forms
Chair: Helmuth Berking (Professor of Sociology, Technical University Darmstadt)



“Changes in funding strategy and the quality of built form and civic space”
Elizabeth Sisam (Assistant Vice President of Campus and Facilities Planning, University of Toronto)
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Werner Sewing (Professor of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

16.25 – 16.40


Coffee Break



“The University’s Role in Advancing the Field of Architecture“
Brigitte Shim (Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto)
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“The Westend Campus of the Goethe University as a public area: Ambivalence and potential”
Wilfried Kaib (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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17.20 – 18.00


Discussion

19.00 – 21.00


Conference Dinner
with Dinner Talk “Actice citizenship and the University - some words about the Frankfurt experience”
by Roland Kaehlbrandt (Chairman of the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main)


Friday 22, 2010

09.30 – 12.30

Session II: The University and the City as  Interacting Communities
Chair: Susanne Heeg (Professor of Urban Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt)


“The University as a Master of Knowledge in Its Urban Context”
Eike Schamp (Professor of Economic Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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“The University and the City as Interacting Communities“
Ken Greenberg (Principal of Greenberg Consultants, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto)
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10.10 – 11.00

Discussion

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

“Industry-University Cooperation in Frankfurt: The House of Pharma Project”
Torsten Arndt (Project Manager, Center for Drug Research, Development and Safety (ZAFES), Goethe University Frankfurt)
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“Interaction between the House of Finance and the Financial Centre Frankfurt“
Wolfgang König (Executive Director, House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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12.10 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

Buffet Lunch

14.00 – 17.00

Session III: Urban Culture and the University
Chair: Kira Kosnick (Professor of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)

“Cosmopolitanism and the role of ‘public sociology’ – a missing dialogue”
Helma Lutz (Professor of Gender Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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“The City, the University, and Multiculturalism“
Frank Cunningham (Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Toronto)
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14.40 – 15.30

Discussion

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

“Openness Within/Openness To The World: Urban cultural production and the university”
Gisela Welz (Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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Commentary on "Urban Culture and the University"
Helga Nagel (Director of the Department for Multicultural Affairs, City of Frankfurt)

16.40 – 17.30

Discussion

17.30

Transfer to City Hall

18.30 – 18.40

Welcome Address by Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg (Deputy Mayor and Integration Commissioner, City of Frankfurt)

18.40 – 20.00

“Immigrants in the City and in the University: Does the Space make the Subject?”
Keynote Speech by Saskia Sassen (Robert S.Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University)

20.00 – 22.00

Reception at City Hall

Saturday 23, 2010

09.00 – 10.30

Session IV: The  University – City Nexus as National Force
Chair: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and Co‐Director of the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’, Goethe University Frankfurt)


"Universities and Cities: Local and National Prosperity"
Meric Gertler (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto)
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"Die Goethe-Universität - the first Bürgeruniversität in Germany"
Werner Müller-Esterl (President, Goethe University Frankfurt)
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"The Role of University Cities from the Viewpoint of State Governments"
R. Alexander Lorz (University of Duesseldorf, former State Secretary for Higher Education and the Arts in the State of Hessen)
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10.00 – 10.30

Discussion

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30

Closing Plenary
Chair: Rainer Klump (Vice-President, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Participants:  
Meric Gertler (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto),

Frank Cunningham (Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Toronto),

Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and Co‐Director of the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’, Goethe University Frankfurt),

Kira Kosnick (Professor of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt),

Stanislav Stech (Prorector, Charles University Prague)

R.Alexander Lorz (University of Duesseldorf, former State Secretary for Higher Education and the Arts in the State of Hessen)