Why You Should Listen:
Elijah Anderson’s concept of the “cosmopolitan canopy” is that urban island of civility that exists among the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves where segregation is the norm. In these spaces, all kinds of city dwellers co-exist, and by doing so, reinforce and spread tolerance through contact and mutual understanding. “The Cosmopolitan Canopy offers a gift for our pessimistic times: a book of realistic optimism.” — Randall Collins
Anderson is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and his talk is supported in part through funding from the Office of the Provost: Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program.