The symposium convened by ASAP, Global Justice Now and Club de Madrid aims to critically analyse the structural shifts and reorientation in attitudes and rhetoric that need to be taken regarding migration related policy decision making. The debate will use evidenced based research to challenge the underpinning assumptions currently driving migration related decision making processes.
Registrations to attend the event can be made through this link
Convening thought leaders in policy, research and civil society this discussion series challenges the wider framing of austerity politics and asks the question, where do we go from here?
This colloquium will be the first in a series and will explore the ways in which policy makers and other influential actors can shift negative attitudes towards migrants and migration, and identify what positive citizenship looks like in this context. The colloquium will be convened to determine what effective inclusive economy, migration policy and processes should look like in a shared societies context. We define an inclusive economy as one which there is better systems and opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity especially for those facing the greatest barriers to advancing their well-being.
Academics Stand Against Poverty and Global Justice Now are pleased to welcome members of World Leadership Alliance, Club de Madrid, Jigmi Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan from April 2008 to April 2013 and WLA-CdM NetPLUSS Member Kinga Göncz, Foreign Minister of Hungary from 2006 to 2009, and subsequently a member of the European Parliament to lead a discussion on what different countries can learn from each other about how to build a more inclusive society.
They will be joined on the panel by:
- Laura Hammond, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS
- Frances Webber, Vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations Council of Management and prosecutor at the Permanent Peoples Tribunal of the London Hearing “Putting the Hostile Environment on Trial”
- Yva Alexandrova-Meadway, Policy and Campaigns Manager with Consonant
The morning panel will be chaired by Myles Wickstead, Visiting Professor (International Relations) at King’s College London and Associate Professor at the University of Exeter.
The afternoon panel will be chaired by Helen Yanacopulos, Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.