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A conversation on the new localism: Power in the age of populism

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A conversation on the new localism: Power in the age of populism

Bruce Katz, Richard C. Schragger, Guian McKee

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Bruce Katz is the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. His most recent book, The New Localism: How Cities can Thrive in the Age of Populism, will be the starting point for this conversation. Joining in the dialogue will be Guian McKee, associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center acting as moderator and discussant, and Richard C. Schragger, professor of Law at the University of Virginia and author of the recent book City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age.

 A book signing will follow.

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When
Friday, March 16, 2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Speakers
Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz is the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. He was vice president and codirector of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, which he founded in 1996. He is one of the leaders of the Brookings Project on 21st Century City Governance and is the coauthor, with Jennifer Bradley, of The Metropolitan Revolution (Brookings, 2013).

Richard C. Schragger

Richard C. Schragger

Rich Schragger joined the Virginia faculty in 2001 and was named the Perre Bowen Professor in 2013. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy and the constitutional and economic status of cities. He also writes about law and religion. He has authored articles on the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses, the role of cities in a federal system, local recognition of same-sex marriage, takings law and economic development, and the history of the anti-chain store movement. Schragger has published in the Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Virginia, and Michigan law reviews, among others. He teaches property, local government law, urban law and policy, and church and state.

Schragger received an M.A. in legal theory from University College London and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Dolores Sloviter, then-chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Schragger joined the Washington, D.C., firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he practiced for two years.

Schragger has been a visiting professor at Quinnipiac, Georgetown, NYU, Chicago, and Tel Aviv. He was the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor at Columbia. He is the author of City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Guian McKee

Guian McKee

Guian McKee is an associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center. He received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2002, and he is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia , published in November 2008 by the University of Chicago Press. At the Miller Center, McKee heads the Great Issues program and has worked extensively with the Presidential Recordings Program. He is currently working on a book project that examines the rise of the health care economy in American cities after World War II, focusing on the development of hospitals and academic medical centers as critical but problematic urban economic anchors as well as drivers of cost in the larger health care system.