5th December – Lunchtime Seminar: Bans on the wearing of religious symbols, Dr Erica Howard

  • Wed 5th December (1-2.30pm) Heritage Room, Town Hall Building

Bans on the wearing of religious symbols – especially the Islamic head scarf and face veil – have been enacted in, for example, France and Belgium and are being debated in some other European countries, like the Netherlands. But bans are also being enforced by employers and service providers and in educational establishments at more local levels.
The presentation will start with an analysis of the arguments used for and against legislative bans on the wearing of religious symbols in political and popular debates, in the academic literature and in court cases.  This is followed by a brief discussion of the meaning of the term ‘religion’ and ‘belief’.  The following questions will be examined: are these bans a violation of the human right to freedom of religion and/or of anti-discrimination law?

If you plan to attend and for further information please contact Dr Elena Vacchelli.
Phone: 020 8411 4103

We look forward to seeing you there!

21 November – Lunchtime Seminar: Labour, citizenship and subjectivity: migrants’ struggles within the Italian crisis, Dr Nicola Montagna

  • 1-2.30pm – Committee Room 1, Town Hall Building

The first event of our SPRC Lunchtime Seminar series will take place tomorrow, 21 November at the Town Hall Building. Dr Nicola Montagna will be delivering a seminar which will address Labour, citizenship and subjectivity: migrants’ struggles within the Italian crisis.

If you plan to attend and for further information please contact Dr Elena Vacchelli.
Phone: 020 8411 4103

We look forward to seeing you there!

SPRC Lunchtime Seminars

The SPRC is launching a series of Lunchtime seminars that aim at contributing to enhance research culture in our university by involving mainly Middlesex University scholars from diverse social policy areas ranging from migration to social justice and social cohesion. The seminars will take place at lunch time to give university staff, students and whoever wants to attend an opportunity to participate during their lunch break. However, please note that lunch is not provided.

For list of  seminars and booking, please click here.

27 November 2012 – Open Data for Race Equality?

Runnymede Trust and Middlesex University’s Social Policy Research Centre are working in partnership to organize a one-day seminar and capacity building event on the government’s ‘Open Data’ agenda and its impact on Race Equality in the UK. The event will discuss changes in how public data is funded, collected and made accessible to the general public and how the community sector can use data for advocacy and to hold local and national government to account.

The event is free to attend, however early booking is essential.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit our Future Events page; to book a place, click here!

14 September 2012 – Opportunities and obstacles: intra-EU skilled migration to the UK

This policy seminar was organised by Dr. Jon Mulholland and Dr. Louise Ryan. Focusing on Intra-EU mobility, the seminar explored the patterns, rights, and opportunities of skilled migrants to the UK. In addition, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data, the seminar also explored the barriers or obstacles which may continue to impact on the mobility of skilled migrants and their families.

For more details, visit the seminar’s web page under this link.