BORDER CITIES/BORDER CULTURES CONFERENCE

UW-MILWAUKEE

NOVEMBER 15-16, 2002

HEFTER CENTER
 

Keynote Speakers

Friday, November 15, 4 pm

Lawrence A. Herzog (Ph.D. Syracuse University) is Professor, Graduate Program in City Planning, School of Public Administration and Urban Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. His work in urban design/planning and the Mexico-U.S. border has been published extensively both in academic and popular media publications.  He has written or edited six books, including his most recent Shared Space: Rethinking the U.S.-Mexico Border Environment (edited, La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 2000); and From Aztec to High Tech: Architecture and Landscape Across the Mexico-U.S.Border (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).  Herzog has served as Fulbright Scholar in Peru, and urban/regional planning consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (in Peru and Bolivia), the U.S. Embassy (Mexico City), the American Institute of Architects, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Transportation. His essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Newsday, Buzz Magazine, Times of the Americas, San Jose Mercury News, and San Diego Union Tribune. He is a contributing writer for the web magazine theglobalist.com

Saturday, November 16 at 5 pm

Camilo José Vergara received a B.A. (1968) in sociology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. (1977) in sociology from Columbia University, where he also completed the course work for his Ph.D. His books include Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery (1989, with Kenneth Jackson), The New American Ghetto (1995), American Ruins (1999), Unexpected Chicagoland (2001), and Twin Towers Remembered (2001). He is currently working on a project documenting churches in American ghettos. Vergara was a Revson Fellow at Columbia University (1986-87) and a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute (1996). He received the Robert E. Park Award of the American Sociological Association for The New American Ghetto in 1997. Vergara was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.