Conference on Youth in Cities

Successful Mediators of Normative Youth Development

Keynote Speaker:

Mamphela Ramphele, South Africa

University of CapetownVice-Chancellor

Twilight of the Twentieth Century: A Panel Discussion

Geraldine Van Bueren, United Kingdom
The Programme on International Rights of the Child,
Queen Mary and Westfield College

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, United States
School of Public Health, Harvard University

Else Oyen, Norway
The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty
University of Bergen

Homelessness and Social Isolation

Overview paper by Irene Rizzini, Brazil
Universidade Santa Ursula, Center for Research on Childhood

Bruce Harris, Honduras
Casa Alianza

Indira Koithara, India
Visha Yuvak Kendra

Curt Rhodes, Jordan

Discussant: Anne Power, United Kingdom
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Social Problems

Overview paper by Rob White, Australia
The University of Melbourne

Augusto Perez-Gomez, Columbia
Programa La Casa, Universidad de los Andes

Peter Copping, Canada
Street Kids International

Teresita Silva, Philippines

Discussant: John Devine, United States
School Partnership Programs

Life Skills

Overview paper by Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs, United Kingdom
University of Paisley

Jim Palos, United States
Midtown Educational Foundation

Jill Swart-Kruger and Loise Chawla, South Africa
University of South Africa, Growing up in Cities Project, Street Wise

Fred Ogwal-Oyee, Uganda
UNICEF Uganda Country Office

Discussant: Carman Elisa Florez, Columbia
Universidad de los Andes

Social and Psychological Well-Being

Overview paper by Felton Earls, United States
Harvard University School of Public Health

Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Germany
Interdisciplinary Institute for Conflict and Violence Research
University of Bielfeld

Lynne Jones, Bosnia
University of Cambridge, Centre for Family Research

Jean Whyte, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin

Discussant: Maya Carlson, United States
Harvard University

Wrap-Up Session

Mr. Malcolm Cross, Netherlands
European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations

Junior Scholars
Miguel Fontes, Brazil
The Global Orphan Project

Rosana Rodrigues Heringer, Brazil
Federal University of Vicosa

Sudhir Venkatesh, United States
University of Chicago

Alexandra M . Freund, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Human Development