Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


The Challenge Roundtable: Social integration - What is it? How do we promote it?

08 June 2016, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

On 8 June, UCL is bringing together key thinkers on social integration at an event held with the UK's leading social integration charity, The Challenge, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies. Speakers will be drawn from academia, think tanks, the media, policy and politics to debate some of the thorniest issues affecting modern Britain. Topics will include: integrating migrants, putting social integration at the heart of the policy and political process, measuring social integration and fostering integrated communities. 

Speakers will include:

  • Louise Casey, currently leading the Prime Minister's review into social integration
  • Jon Cruddas, Labour MP
  • Sonia Sodha, Observer Chief Leader Writer
  • Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Professor Miles Hewstone, Director of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict

The day will include roundtable discussions, speeches, Q&A sessions and a working lunch. If you would like to attend, please email mark.rusling@the-challenge.org.