Thomas Bender, "Cities, Nations, and the Cosmopolitan Experience"
October 29, 6:30 PM
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Thomas Bender is a University Professor of Humanities and History at New York University, and a renowned scholar of urban life, American intellectual history, and the place of the United States in world history. A recipient of the Guggenheim, the Rockefeller, and currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, he is the author of New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City (1987), Intellect and Public Life: Essays on the Social History of Academic Intellectuals in the United States (1993), The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea (2002), and most recently A Nation Among Nations: America¹s Place in World History (2006).