New York University’s Urban Studies Seminar will host a panel on “Mega Cities” on Wed., April 6, 6-8 p.m. in NYU’s Kimball Lounge (246 Greene St., betw. Washington and Waverly). Speakers include the following: Suketu Mehta, whose new book Maximum City is about Bombay; NYU Professor Andrew Ross, author of a forthcoming book on Shanghai; and sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod, author of over 100 articles and 12 books, including Cairo: 1001 Years of the City Victorious. Simone Buechler, an assistant professor in NYU’s Metropolitan Studies program, will moderate the discussion.

WHAT: Mega Cities Panel-Bombay, Shanghai, Cairo

WHO: Author Suketu Mehta, Sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod, NYU Professor Andrew Ross, and NYU Assistant Professor Simone Buechler (moderator)

WHEN: Wed., April 6, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: NYU’s Kimball Lounge (246 Greene St., betw. Washington and Waverly)

Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or For more information, the public should call 212.998.8090.

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