Harney Lecture Series and Events in Ethnicity

Sponsored by the R.F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Harney Lecture Series in Ethnicity as well the Harney Events in Ethnicity bring prominent scholars and practitioners from around the world to enhance the research community at the University of Toronto.

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2017-2018 Harney Events

Thursday January 25, 2018 2:30-4:30pm  Boardroom, Munk School Observatory Site (315 Bloor Street W.)

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“Racialization in an Era of Mass-Migration: Black Migrants in Europe and the United States”
A comparative analysis of black migrants and their children in Western Europe and the United States points to the complex, and sometimes surprising, ways that the social, political, and demographic contexts and historical developments on the two sides of the Atlantic influence the nature and impact of racial boundaries and barriers that play such a significant role in their lives

Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work has focused on the comparative study of immigration, comparing the immigrant experience in the United States and Europe as well as immigration today with earlier periods in the United States. She is the author or editor of 18 books, including In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration and most recently, with Richard Alba, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe.

This event is the keyote lecture for the 11th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference (January 25-26, 2018)


June 8, 2017  Muslim Integration in France and Canada Compared

In this special panel discussion, experts from France and Canada will present and discuss recent survey research assessing the integration of Muslim minorities in France, Quebec and Canada.


3:50-4:00 Registration
4:00-4:05 Welcome address: Professor Randall Hansen, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs
4:05-4:10 Opening remarks: Mr. Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France in Toronto
4:10-4:40 Dr Patrick Simon, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED): “Muslims in France: Religion and the Experience of Exclusion”
4:40-5:10 Professor Jeffrey Reitz, Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto: “Muslims in France, Canada and Quebec: Inclusion and Exclusion across Settings”
5:10-5:20 Professor Abdie Kazemipur, Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge
5:20-5:30 Professor Valérie Amiraux, Department of Sociology, Université de Montréal
5:30-6:00 Q&A
6:00-7:00 Reception




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