SGPIA Conflict & Security Concentration: Immigration, Identity, & Islam Panel

Published on March 5, 2015

Join the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility as we host a panel discussion on:
Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.
The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments on the freedom of speech, integration, and Islam. Large demonstrations in Germany as expressions of a fear of Muslim asylum-seekers and an “Islamization of Europe” put a spotlight on perceived threats to cultural and national identity and what this means for multicultural practices. Further, second-generation immigrants joining armed conflicts in the Middle East pose challenges for several European countries and discussions about belonging and allegiance.
The panel highlights what these and other current events mean for narratives of immigration and refugees in Europe. The conversation will center around what it means to frame immigration and refugees as a security rather than social issue for debates surrounding multiculturalism, immigrant integration, international borders, and the radicalization of political parties and will take place at 6:30pm, March 12th at the Hirshon Suite (55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor.)
Join the discussion with New School faculty, Andreas Kalyvas (Department of Politics), Michel Agier (Zolberg Institute/EHESS, Paris), and Elizabeth Onasch (Department of Sociology), moderated by Daniel Naujoks (Milano School/GPIA).
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Emma at We look forward to seeing many of you there!