ESRC Research Seminar Series Understanding the Migrant Experience

ESRC Research Seminar Series Understanding the Migrant Experience The Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University has been awarded an ESRC grant to host a series of one-day seminars which aim to increase understanding of the migrant experience. Full details of the seminar series and events held to date can be found at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/cmpr/Events/Seminars/ The final seminar in the series is organised in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and is entitled ‘Who hears the story? Translating the migrant experience into policy and practice’. This seminar will explore the extent to which different narratives and representations of ‘the migrant experience’ are heard by those tasked with the design and delivery of policies and processes relating to immigration, including immigration controls, the delivery of services and the process of social integration. It will also explore whether the ‘partnership model’ between migrant community organisations and local and national government departments with responsibility for immigration policy and practice help or hinder ‘the migrant story’ from being heard. The seminar will take place in the Abbey Buildings at Swansea University on Thursday 25th Movember from 9.30am-5pm. Confirmed speakers include Chris Attwood (UKBA, Home Office), Dr Ann Singleton (University of Bristol), Dr Bridget Anderson (COMPAS, University of Oxford), Professor Julia O’Connell-Davidson (University of Nottingham), Tim Finch (ippr) and Eve Geddie (PICUM). Lunch will be provided and there will be plenty of time for reflection and discussion. There are a few places remaining at this semiinar. If you would like to attend please email migration@swansea.ac.uk by Friday 12th November. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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