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April 2021

Beyond Integration | Bringing Together Research, Policy and Delivery on Integration

Monday 19 April at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

‘Integration’ can be a controversial concept. When applied to migrant communities it has often been associated with assimilation, a ‘one-way’ process treating migrants as ‘others’ who need to ‘fit in’. This event will challenge past approaches and look ‘beyond integration’ to explore how we can ensure that people fulfil their potential and attain their aspirations within the labour market and wider community. The ESRC funded Everyday Integration project, a collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and 30…

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Remember and Respond: Child Migrants and the Lives Behind the Data

Wednesday 28 April at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A webinar reflecting on the experience of child migration and the failings of global policies to protect children on the move. : At 9.30am on 27th October 2020 three young children and their parents drowned in the Channel as they tried to cross to England. The experiences of children on the move are being lost in the policies devised to manage and control their movements around the world - policies that in some cases can prove fatal. Yet we cannot…

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May 2021

MMB Reading Group – ‘Home Rule’ by Nandita Sharma

Wednesday 5 May at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This month the MMB reading group discusses Nandita Sharma’s recent book Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (2020, Duke University Press). In this book she explores how the current political order of nation-states institutionalises the notion that each ‘people’ has its own place in the world by limiting access to national citizenship and authorised immigration. In her recent MMB blog, which draws on the Home Rule, Nandita writes: ‘This national regime of governmentality, which I…

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