Ryerson U: Language of Diversity (Canada but Online)

EventsLes mots de la diversite / The language of diversity, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, February 14, 2022, 12-1:30 PM EST, Online via zoom.

The organizers invite you to join a discussion on the power of language. A panel of experts will investigate how various expressions used in migration and urban studies are produced and used differently in discrete cultural and national contexts – in Canada and France in particular, but also in Arab countries. They will explore notions such as diversity, laïcité, multiculturalism, integration, assimilation, cosmopolitanism, with a view to understand their socio-historical contexts and the difficulty of translating, interpreting and communicating them in other languages and contexts. While considering the multitude of expressions used in diverse cultural contexts, they will also explore the power relations that underlie the different categorization politics deployed in urban and migration dynamics.

Register to receive an update closer to the day of the event on how you may participate. Presentations to be delivered in French, with simultaneous translation in English available online.

Modérateur/Moderator: Amin Moghadam, CERC Migration, Université Ryerson University (Toronto)

  • Franck Mermier, Centre national de la recherche scientifique / National Center for Scientific Research (Paris)
  • Annick Germain, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (Montréal)
  • Mireille Paquet, Université Concordia / Concordia University (Montréal)

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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