The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship co-sponsors a talk organized by the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales:
Ruud Koopmans (WZB Berlin)
Multiculturalism: Failure or Success Story?’
Friday April 6, 2018 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3100 Jean Brillant, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, salle C2059
All are welcome, but registration is mandatory. Click here to register.
Ruud Koopmans is Professor of Sociology and Migration Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He is currently Director of the Research Unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization, which focuses on four dimensions of migration and integration.
On the cultural dimension, migration raises the questions of national identity, and – particularly under the influence of Muslim immigration – of state-church relationships. On the social dimension, the roles of social capital and of civil society organizations for the integration of immigrants are at stake. Politically, immigration has brought the category of citizenship again to the centre of attention. Economically, finally, post-war migration to Europe has been a unique experiment of mass immigration in the context of developed welfare states. Whether immigration countries can remain welfare states is an as yet unresolved existential question for European societies.
He is also Head of the Completed Bridging Project The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism. The project investigates the extent to which globalization generates a cleavage pitting those in favor of open borders and socio-political integration against those favoring closure and demarcation.
The talk is organized by CÉRIUM
In collaboration with:
Centre Jean Monnet
Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship