John Urry keynote speaker at Drexel University's 'm-Center'

Date: 19 April 2010

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The Inaugural Symposium of the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy


Monday, April 19th, 2010, 3-6pm

Behrakis Grand Hall in the Creese Student Center (33rd & Chestnut St.) Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Welcome from Donna Murasko, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Introduction by Mimi Sheller, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Urry (Lancaster University, UK) "Does Mobility Have a Future?"

Plus Panelists:

Prof. Ole B. Jensen, CMUS, Aalborg University, Denmark "Mobility challenges: theoretical perspective on research into contemporary urban mobilities"

Prof. Sven Kesselring, Technische Universität München, Germany "New mobilities regimes: mobility, power and ambivalence in the risk society"

Dr. Peter Adey, Keele University, UK"Mobility, security, life"

Reception will follow at 6pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

A full program can be found at:

Please RSVP to Mimi Sheller if planning to attend:

News website:


Further information

Associated staff: John Urry

Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Sociology