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Pre-election Politics Cafe kicks off with multiculturalism debate

Professor Tariq Modood

Professor Tariq Modood

24 February 2015

PolicyBristol is collaborating with Bristol Politics Cafe to present a series of discussion evenings with local academics in the run-up to the May general election.

The first event, entitled ‘Are multiculturalism and cultural integration opposing forces?’, features Professor Tariq Modood from the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.  

Professor Modood will be asking: ‘What is “multiculturalism” and what is “integration”? Is it the case that they are two different things and that we need to choose between them? Many people have been saying over the last few years that “Multiculturalism is dead”. What is the evidence for this? I shall suggest that such stark generalisations and choices simplify the reality. Integration is an important goal but it may not be possible without some elements of multiculturalism.’

The event takes place on 4 March at 8 pm at The Kitchen, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG. The event is free and all are welcome.

For more information about future events, please visit PolicyBristol.

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