Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe” – March 12th at 6.30pm

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility co-sponsors with the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Global Studies the panel discussion Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.”

The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments about the freedom of speech, integration and Islam, and have challenged models of multiculturalism and assimilation in many European polities. Large demonstrations in Germany suggest a growing fear of Muslim asylum-seekers and an “Islamization of Europe.” At the same time, the increasing numbers of second-generation immigrants joining armed conflicts in the Middle East highlight deep tensions in European models of citizenship.

The panel emphasizes what these and other current events mean for narratives of immigration and refugees in Europe. The conversation will focus on what it means to frame immigration and refugees as a security rather than a social issue, and what these alternative articulations imply for discussions of multiculturalism, immigrant integration, international borders, and the radicalization of political parties.

Join the discussion with New School faculty, Andreas Kalyvas (Politics, NSSR), Michel Agier (Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics, NSSR/EHESS, Paris), and Elizabeth Onasch (Sociology, NSSR), moderated by Daniel Naujoks (Milano School/GPIA, NSPE).


Thursday March 12th 2015 at 6.30pm

Room U202, University Center

63 Fifth avenue, New York, NY


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