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James Rubenstein

The World is Still Round: Geographical Perspectives on China, India, and Global-Local Tensions.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011    12:30 p.m.
ATC Auditorium
Free Admission

James. M. Rubenstein

The World is Still Round: Geographical Perspectives on China, India, and Global-Local Tensions.

James M. Rubenstein, PhD, a professor of Geography at Miami University, Ohio, will address a broad scope of issues affected by cultural differences and economic and political developments as they pertain to specific case studies in India and China.

According to Rubenstein, "People are plugged into a global economy and culture, producing a world that is more uniform, integrated and interdependent. Yet despite globalization, economic specialization and cultural differences among places not only persist but actually flourish."

Rubenstein received his AB from the University of Chicago, MS from the London School of Economics, and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of eight books on human geography, urban planning and the auto industry. He is a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, focusing on analysis of the auto industry.

Rubenstein's talk is being sponsored by the Humanities Center Speakers Series in cooperation with the Title VIA grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to ECC for Asian languages and area studies.