Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

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Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

Published on May 29 2014


Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi stopped by Congress at Brock today to weigh in on the hypothetical question, “if mayors ruled the world?”

His appearance was part of a panel that also featured Alan Broadbent, chairman and founder of Maytree foundation; Christopher Hume, Toronto Star urban affairs reporter; Andrew Sancton, professor of political science, Western University; as well as American political theorist and author Benjamin Barber.

The session was a response to Barber’s Big Thinking lecture from earlier in the day, “If Mayors Ruled the World: Is the City Democracy’s Best Hope?” based on ideas raised in his 2013 book, If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities.

The session, organized by professor Livianna Tossuti and chaired by professor David Siegel from Brock, was part of the University’s “Congress Plus” cultural and academic program for Congress 2014.

 

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi today (May 29) at Congress 2014

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi today (May 29) at Congress 2014