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Hiba Bou Akar and Hun Kim

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Hiba Bou Akar and Hun Kim

 

Hiba Bou Akar is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Middle Eastern Studies at Hampshire College. She has published articles on geographies of planning, war, violence, security, and religious political organizations. She was the co-editor of Narrating Beirut from its Borderlines (Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2011) and a special issue on “Security and the City” in City & Society (2012). She is currently working on a book project entitled Planning Beirut: For the War Yet to Come, focusing on the spatial practices of religious-political organizations in shaping post civil war frontier geographies. Hiba is a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Cities Page. Click here to visit her Hampshire College profile. 

Hun Kim holds a PhD from the University of California Berkeley in City and Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies. His scholarship examines the political economy of urban development in Southeast Asian cities. Kim is currently working on a book manuscript that examines inter-Asian connections of transnational finance, urban governance, and real estate development in late-socialist Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Visit his website at www.hunkim.net.