May 13, 2009
Assoc. Prof. Chiara Sebastiani
CITIES AS FOREIGN POLICY ACTORS: THE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES OF CITIES
Assoc. Prof. Chiara Sebastiani is from University of Bologna, Department of Political Science.
Chiara Sebastiani in her speech explained how cities have become international actors. She elaborated how cities gained importance in the international arena with reference to the specific Italian city state experience. Then after she explained how city states were transformed into a nation state. She also mentioned about the changing nature of the cities in the process of globalization with reference to their political and economic roles. The meeting ended with the questions and comments of the participants.