Parallel Panel B | Migration, multiculturalism and the issue of integration

Parallel Panel B | Migration, multiculturalism and the issue of integration

11 March 2016 16:30–17:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Room
  1. The chal­lenges of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism in a con­nected world: melt­ing pot or salad bowl?
  2. The global ren­dezvous between dif­fer­ent yet unique cul­tures is not the only off­spring of a globalisation-fuelled mul­ti­po­lar world. Indeed, a decline of West­ern pre-eminence is also per­ceived within and between soci­eties at the global level.
  3. Why is this new con­nected world clench­ing national and cul­tural iden­ti­ties?
  4. Can inter­cul­tural dia­logue and cul­tural diver­sity aware­ness favour inclu­sion?
  5. Is the cur­rent migrant cri­sis unveil­ing the so-called “clash of civ­i­liza­tions” as exposed by Samuel Hunt­ing­ton? Are West­ern soci­eties strong enough to with­hold the after­shocks?
  6. Is the refugee cri­sis trans­form­ing the Euro­pean tra­di­tions of wel­come and hos­pi­tal­ity? For bet­ter or for worse?
  7. Why does burden-sharing appear to be only upon West­ern coun­tries? What and how can oth­ers con­tribute?
  8. What does inte­gra­tion mean in the 21st cen­tury? Is inte­gra­tion still rel­e­vant in a con­nected world or do we need to adapt to new soci­etal mod­els marked by con­stant migrant flows?