Yale University will host the Workshop on Comparative Approaches to Immigration, Ethnicity, and Integration on June 14-15, 2016 at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) in New Haven, Connecticut. The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars studying issues of immigration, ethnicity, and integration in different contexts (the US, Europe, and other immigrant-receiving states) from an American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations perspective. Issues about immigration, including refugees and the role that immigration plays in electoral politics, and concerns about integration and prejudice are once again an important issue in popular discourse. Scholars in different subfields of political science often address these issues and concerns in different contexts but rarely have an opportunity to engage with each other.
This will be the 6th meeting of this conference. Previous conferences took place at the University of North Carolina, Stanford, MIT, and Princeton. This year’s conference is being organized by Margaret Peters, Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Political Science. Funding for the conference has been generously provided by the Yale University Center for the Study of American Politics, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Leitner Political Economy Program, and the MacMillan Center for International Studies.
This conference is by invitation only and registration will be limited to invited guests and to invited Yale faculty and graduate students.