Sussex Centre for Migration Research

1st SCMR-JEMS conference, 'Negotiating Diversity'

On April 10th, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS), based at the University of Sussex, hosted a day international conference attended by more than 120 participants around the theme of ‘Negotiating Diversity’. The keynote talk was by Rogers Brubaker (UCLA) on ‘Linguistic and Religious Pluralism: Between Difference and Inequality' which will be published in the first issue of JEMS in 2015.

 Prof Statham and Prof Brubaker at the 1st SCMR-JEMS conference

The other lectures were given by Christian Joppke (University Bern) ‘Has Multiculturalism Failed?’, Paul Statham (SCMR Sussex) on ‘Worlds Apart? Public debates and everyday views on Muslims/Islam’, Marc Helbling (WZB Berlin) ‘How state support of religion shapes religious attitudes to Muslims’, Pieter Bevelander (MIM Malmo): ‘The influence of spouse and country of origin on naturalization in Sweden’ and Els de Graauw (CUNY New York): ‘Making immigrants’ rights real: nonprofit advocacy with the city bureaucracy’.

The full program of the conference can be found here.