July 18 Niemeyer 17:00 - 18:00 | Strategy
New Hansa. Cities in International Politics
Despite recent recoil in globalisation, global cities remain the vital hubs of the financial, human, technological and cultural communication. The cities have resources and ambition to influence the global agenda and often share more common ground with other cities than with their countries. On this ground, they go on to create city alliances, support global exchange, form national and international lobbies, and discuss the details of coordination mechanisms.
- In what ways will the economic and political roles of the cities evolve?
- Which formats of collaboration do the cities employ today?
- Is it possible for the cities to essentially change their role in global affairs?