European attitudes to immigration

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 17:00

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Event ended

Professor Anthony Heath FBA, University of Oxford
Professor Robert Ford, University of Manchester

What do Europeans feel about immigration, and how do British people compare with those in other European countries?  Are some kinds of migrant, refugees perhaps, more acceptable than others such as labour migrants?  Does it make a difference which country, ethnic or religious group the migrants come from?  Is Britain more or less welcoming than other countries?  And how can we explain differences  in attitudes?  The conference will draw on new data from the latest round of the European Social Survey to address these questions and will explore the implications of the findings for policy-makers.

Speakers include:
Professor Eldad Davidov, Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Mr David Goodhart, Prospect Magazine
Professor Eva Green, Department of Social Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr Anastasia Gorodzeisky, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Professor Miles Hewstone FBA, New College, Oxford
Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten,  Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway
Mr Sunder Katwala, British Future
Dr Anabel Kuntz, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Professor David Leal, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Lauren McLaren, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow
Dr Asma Mustafa, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Mr Ian Paterson, University of Glasgow
Dr Cicero Pereira, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
Dr Alice Ramos, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon, Portugal  
Dr Lindsay Richards, University of Oxford
Dr Oriane Sarrasin, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Peter Schmidt,  Department of Political Science, University of Giessen, Germany
Professor Moshe Semyonov, University of Illinois at Chicago and Tel Aviv University
Professor Jorge Vala, Instituto de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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