Immigration: Integration is possible
The University of Manchester’s School of Environment and Development will host the second of its annual lectures on 9 March.
Renowned academic Professor Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, will present ‘Immigrants and Citizens – A new architecture for political membership’. The lecture will take place in Crawford House lecture theatre 1 at 3.30. Professor Sassen is a world authority on globalisation, urbanisation, migration, state sovereignty and cognate issues, and has recently completed a five-year project for UNESCO on sustainable human settlement, for which she set up a network of researchers and activists in more than 50 countries. She will draw upon this research for her lecture.
Professor Sassen’s lecture will focus on immigration, racism and the difficulty of integration. She believes that immigration scares most people, but that we do know how to deal with it, as Europe has been built upon immigration. She commented: “Each phase of European Union enlargement has raised the spectre of mass migrations from poverty to prosperity. Western Europe actually has a history of assimilating millions of immigrants, albeit with difficulty. This historical record suggests Europeans were equally negative about those who today are considered insiders: German and Belgian workers in France, Italians in Germany, and so on.” Professor Sassen argues that in the past we crafted incorporation over decades, but today - when products and services are readily available to tackle just about any problem - the expectation seems to be that, if there is not an instant solution, there is no solution at all.
Professor Jeff Henderson, organiser of the lecture series, commented: “Immigration is once again - in Britain and in many countries across the world - becoming a highly charged political issue. “Professor Sassen provides a refreshing and authoritative point of view on the matter, which is of relevance both to Manchester as a city, and to the UK as a whole - especially in light of the UK’s current pre-election campaign. “The University of Manchester and the School of Environment and Development are honoured to host this authoritative contribution”.
For more information please contact Jo Grady, Media Relations Officer at The University of Manchester on 0161 275 2081 or at email@example.com, or Andreas Bardelli Danieli, External Affairs Administrator on 0161 275 2815 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Grady | alfa
The most recent press releases about innovation >>>
Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. The results have been published in Physical Review X.
For several years, researchers have been trying to use the spin of an electron to store and transmit information. The spin of each electron is always coupled...
What is the mass of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan successfully did an important step towards the most exact knowledge of this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single proton, they could improve the precision by a factor of three and also correct the existing value.
To determine the mass of a single proton still more accurate – a group of physicists led by Klaus Blaum and Sven Sturm of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear...
A bacterial enzyme enables reactions that open up alternatives to key industrial chemical processes
The research team of Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle at the University of Freiburg's Institute of Biochemistry has long been exploring the functioning of nitrogenase....
Larsen C Ice Shelf rift finally breaks through
A one trillion tonne iceberg - one of the biggest ever recorded -- has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, after a rift in the ice,...
Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision
Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance. In any case, it is useful to know as precisely as possible how friction phenomena arise –...