Hartford: Past, Present, Future

Program Event The Center will host two panels of speakers from government, business, community, and academia to discuss the historical legacies of Connecticut’s capital city, the challenges facing Hartford today, and opportunities for charting the city’s future. This half-day symposium will address the historical legacies of Connecticut’s capital city, the challenges facing Hartford today, and […]

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Special Webcast – Local & National Events 6:00-7:00 – A panel on the impact of China-U.S. relations in the Hartford region 7:00-7:45 – The Honorable Susan E. Rice, former National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the U.N., will speak about U.S.-China relations via national webcast In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut

Precariat Life in Urban Indonesia: Risk, Aspiration and Speculation

This talk tracks the speculative ventures of the precariat class in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia, against the backdrop of highrise apartments, commodity consumption, and other signs of aspiration. Of particular interest are the links between the expansion of credit regimes, the introduction of new sharing economies, startup enterprises, and alternative visions for community, […]