Event Date: 8 May 2013
House of Commons,
London SW1A 2LW
The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism present:
Symposium on Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism
The Symposium will reflect on the government’s integration strategy and to do so in the light of both contemporary developments and recent scholarship. It will bring the most current evidence-based research to bear on urgent issues of policy for an invited audience of academic experts, policy makers and parliamentarians.
Welcome and Introduction by Professor David Feldman (Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London) and John Mann MP (Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism)
Session 1: Integration and Disadvantage Today
Introduction: Andrew Stunell OBE MP – Integration and Disadvantage Today
Dr Rob Berkeley (Runnymede Trust) – If Integration is the Answer, What Was the Question?
Professor Anthony Heath (University of Oxford) – Muslim Integration and Disadvantage
Dr Ben Rogaly (University of Sussex) and Becky Taylor (Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London) – The Struggle Against Disadvantage: Challenging the Ethnicization of Class
Session 2: Integration and Extremism
Introduction and Chair: Baroness Sayeda Warsi – Integration and Extremism
Vidhya Ramalingam (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) – Far-Right Extremism in Britain: What Drives and Sustains Commitment?
Dr Nasar Meer (Northumbria University) – Thinking Through Muslim Integration & Extremism
Dave Rich (Community Security Trust) – Antisemitism and Extremism
Session 3: Is Localism Sufficient?
Introduction and Chair: Gavin Barwell MP – Is Localism Sufficient?
Professor Maleiha Malik (Kings College London) – The Role of the Law
Dr Ben Gidley (COMPAS, University of Oxford) – Is Localism Enough?
David Feldman (Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London) – Concluding Remarks