The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in New Immigrant Destinations
October 11-12, 2013
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Sponsored by the Trinity Political Science Department with the support of the Albert L. E. Gastmann Fund in International Organizations and Programs, Center for Urban and Global Studies, and Cesare Barbieri Endowment.
Description: The transatlantic conference will convene approximately 20 American and European scholars who will address the major challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing dispersion of immigrants to new destinations – i.e., countries, regions, and cities in the United States and Europe – that until relatively recently have not been home to immigrants for at least a century. Such destinations often lack a pre-existing infrastructure to support immigrant integration, thus raising questions about how governments are responding and how well immigrants are currently being incorporated. The conference will be divided into three pairs of panels, each with a consecutive U.S. and European session, followed by a joint roundtable discussion, and it will be organized around the following themes:
• Political Incorporation of Immigrants in New Destinations
• Integration Policies amidst Immigrant Dispersion
• Migration to Regions of Historical Ethnic/Racial Conflict
Although seating is limited, those who wish to attend the conference should contact Ms. Mary Beth White at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. A $100 registration fee to cover meals and administrative expenses will be assessed to all non-conference participants.