MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter, No. 44, March 2007 (excerpts)

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            Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
     Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
                            No. 44, March 2007


1. Introduction
2. Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Multiculturalism
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Programs, Projects and Fellowships


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is 
organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and 
minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will 
Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly 
newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is
the forty-forth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone
working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or
non-governmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, 
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter 
are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page: 


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is 
organizing a workshop on "Deliberative Politics and Institutional Design 
in Multicultural Democracies" at Queen's on May 4-5, 2007. The workshop
is part of a project to explore the linkages between contemporary
debates on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy and debates
on the theory and practice of multicultural citizenship. How do
institutional reforms intended to enhance deliberative democracy affect
issues of multiculturalism, and vice versa? Participants include Ian
O'Flynn, Henry Milner, Donna Lee Van Cott, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Phil
Oxhorn, Clarissa Hayward, Loren King, Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Monique
Deveaux, David Kahane, Dan Munro, and Jacob Levy. For further
information, contact the co-organizers, Will Kymlicka
(kymlicka@post.queensu.ca) or Dan Munro (dkmunro@gmail.com).


A conference on "Rethinking Citizenship Education in European Migration 
Societies: Political Strategies, Social Changes, Educational Concepts" 
will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from April 26-28, 2007. The conference 
is part of the Networking European Citizenship Education project 
(www.bpb.de/nece), and will examine citizenship education and its 
contribution to transcending national borders and advancing cooperation
on the European and international level. For more information, contact:
Christoph Müller-Hofstede (email: mueller-hofstede@bpb.de) or visit the
conference website: 

A conference on "Managing and Accommodating Multiple Diversities: Recent 
Experience in the United States and Canada" will be held at the 
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, on May 
3-5 2007. Panels will explore the US and Canadian experiences in
relation to language policy, immigration, multiculturalism, citizenship
policies, indigenous peoples, and local/regional diversities. For more
information, contact Helen Clayton, Program Coordinator
(hclayton@wcfia.harvard.edu), or check the conference website: 

An interdisciplinary graduate student workshop on "The Right of Return: 
Legal, Normative and Comparative Perspectives" will be hosted by the 
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk Centre for 
International Relations at the University of Toronto, on May 9, 2007.
The workshop will look at legal and moral standing of the right of
return in different states and regions. For more details, contact Maja
Catic by email: mcatic@brandeis.edu


A conference entitled "Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational 
Identities in the Process of European Integration" will take place in 
Sofia, Bulgaria, June 7-10, 2007. Organized by the Bulgarian Academy of 
Sciences, the event will explore such topics as: euro-integration, 
globalization and nationalism; national and trans-national identities; 
challenges of EU integration; and the creation of new multiethnic
states. English will be the main language. Send inquiries to: 
balkan_ethnobg@yahoo.co.uk Registration form and further details are
found on the web-site of the Balkan Ethnology Department:

There will be a workshop on 'Divided Nations and European Integration'
at Queen's University (Kingston) on 27-28 July 2007. It will explore the
legal, political and normative issues raised by national groups within
Europe whose historic homelands are divided by international borders,
as the Irish, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs, Croats, Albanians, Russians,
Turks, Basques and Kurds, and will consider the impact of European
integration on them. The workshop is organized by Tristan Mabry
(mabry@sas.upenn.edu), John McGarry (mcgarryj@post.queensu.ca) and
B.O'Leary (boleary@sas.upenn.edu), and is sponsored by the Carnegie
Corporation of New York.


The theme of the 23rd World Congress of the International Association
for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) will be "Law and Legal
Cultures in the 21st Century: Diversity and Unity". The event will take
place at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, on August 1-6, 2007,
and will explore differences and similarities among legal cultures, both
from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Plenary speakers will
include Aulis Aarnio, Zenon Bankowski, Seyla Benhabib, Eugenio Bulygin,
Susan Haack, Mark van Hoecke, Takao Katsuragi, Krzysztof Motyka, Fred
Schauer, Jan Sieckmann, Francesco Viola, Jan Wolenski. The official
language is English. The conference website is found at: 

The International Justice and Human Rights Section of the European 
Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)'s 4th General conference will 
focus on the theme "International Justice and Human Rights: Current
Issues in International Political Theory". The general conference will
take place in Pisa, Italy, September 6-8, 2008, and will address issues
relating to international justice or human rights theories and
standards, including: human rights in international political theory,
human rights and matters of distributive justice, international criminal
justice, just war theory, and human rights standards in international
law and legal theory. For further details on this section, contact:
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (email: s.meckled-garcia@ucl.ac.uk) or Basak Cali
(email: b.cali@ucl.ac.uk) or visit: 

An international conference on "Romani Migrations, Romani Diasporas"
will take place at the University of Manchester on September 6-8, 2007.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Manchester's Romani
Project, with support from the Cultural Studies Network on Migrations
and Diaspora, and will take place alongside an international conference
on "Creolising Europe", hosted by the Migration and Diaspora Cultural
Studies Network. Participants will enjoy access to both events. Details
found on the following website: 
or by email from: romani@manchester.ac.uk


There will be a workshop on "Multination States: East and West" at the 
University of Toronto on Sept. 21-22, 2007. The workshop is co-organized 
by Jacques Bertrand from the University of Toronto 
(bertrand@chass.utoronto.ca) and André Laliberté from UQÀM 
(laliberte.andre@uqam.ca), as part of the larger Ethnicity and
Democratic Governance (EDG) project (http://www.edg-gde.ca/). It will
compare the way Western and Asian countries deal with the presence of
politically mobilized substate national groups. In particular, it will
explore why Asian states have reaffirmed their support for homogenous
nation-states and strongly resisted growing international and domestic
pressures to accommodate national minorities. For more information,
contact the co-organizers, or read the workshop summary at 

The Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM)
is sponsoring an international workshop on "The Plural States of
Recognition", to be held in Montreal, September 27-29, 2007.
Participants will include Axel Honneth, Christian Nadeau, Seyla
Benhabib, Nancy
Fraser, Margaret Moore, Avigail Eisenberg, Melissa Williams, Denise
Réaume and Charles Taylor. Conference organizers are Michel Seymour and
Martin Blanchard. Three student poster sessions will also be held.
Proposals of between 250 and 500w should be sent prior to June 1, 2007
to: martin.blanchard@umontreal.ca with "Recognition 2007 Submission" in
the subject line. Further information is available from: Martin
Blanchard, CREUM, C.P. 6128 succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C
3J7 or from the conference website:

The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) will hold its 19th
Biennial Conference at the Hotel Fort Garry, in Winnipeg Manitoba, on
the theme "Ethnicity, Civil Society, and Public Policy: Engaging
Cultures in a Globalizing World". The event will take place from
September 27-30,
2007, and will include individual paper sessions, panels, roundtables,
and poster presentations on topics of ethnicity, immigration, diversity,
and multiculturalism in Canada, particularly in relation to civil
and globalization. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007. For more
information, contact conference organizers at: CESA 2007 Conference,
Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, c/o The Department of Geography,
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9; email:
cesa@uwinnipeg.ca; tel: 204-786-9224 or visit the conference website: 

The Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy at the University 
of Leuven and the Political Philosophy Research Group at the Catholic 
University of Brussels will host a series of lectures and workshops on
the relationship between political and ethno-cultural justice, and the 
problems and challenges of democracy in a post-national era. The
lectures will take place in Brussels and Leuven during fall 2007. For
more information, contact Helder De Schutter, Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven, Parkstraat 45 - postbus 03601, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

A conference called "Narrating the Nation: Television Narratives and 
National Identities: An International Meeting" will take place in Reus, 
Catalonia, October 4-5, 2007. The conference will bring together
scholars researching identity-building through television narratives.
Submissions on national and cultural representations; politics and
ideology; language and linguistics; discursive conflicts around
nationhood; immigration and cultural diversity; and representations of
history in television are especially welcome. Keynote speakers will
include Milly Buonanno, Lothar Mikos, and Paul Julian Smith. The
conference is jointly organised by Rovira i Virgili University
(Tarragona), Glasgow Caledonian University, and Universiteit Antwerpen.
Abstracts should be sent prior to June 15 to narratingthenation@urv.cat
For more information, visit: 

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Office of International Education and
Department of History will host an interdisciplinary conference on:
"Multiculturalism, Pluralism and Globalization" from October 4-5, 2007.
Proposals for panels and individual papers are welcome on topics such
as: diversity, race, ethnicity, language, nationalism, separatism,
tolerance, integration, human rights, civil rights and natural law. For
further conference information, contact Prof. Deborah Buffton,
Department of History, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
54601 USA; tel: (608) 785-8359; fax: (608) 785-8370; email: 
MulticulturalismProposal@ScholarlyCalls.com; or see the conference entry
on the H-net website: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=155269

The "Tallinn Conference on Conceptualising Integration", organized by
the Estonian Integration Foundation, will take place in Tallinn, Estonia
from October 18-19, 2007. This will be the third international
conference in Tallinn focusing on issues of multiculturalism and
minority integration. For more information, contact Pille Petersoo,
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International and Social Studies,
Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia; tel:
+372-6199897; email: 

A conference on "Ethnicity in Today's Europe", jointly organized by the 
European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Stanford
Humanities Center, will take place from November 7-9, 2007 at Stanford
University. The event will focus on scholarly work by historians,
sociologists, and economists on ethnicity in Europe. For more
information, contact: Matthew Tiews, Associate Director of the
Humanities Center mtiews@stanford.edu.

"Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities" is a conference about migration, 
connection, heritage and cultural memory, being held at Flinders 
University, Adelaide, South Australia, from December 3-5, 2007. The 
conference will examine issues of migration, transnational connection, 
displacement heritage, global space and cultural memory created by
modern movements of peoples. For details, contact: Nena Bierbaum, School
of Humanities, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South
Australia 5001; email: nena.bierbaum@flinders.edu.au. Conference details
available at: 

An international workshop on "Christian and Muslim Minorities in 
Transition in Europe and the Middle East" will be hosted by the
University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA), from December 5-7,
2007, at the University of Antwerp. Deadline for submissions is May 1st,
2007. Potential contributors should send a completed application,
C.V., statement of purpose and an outline of the proposed paper to
Hannelore Roos, Prinsstraat 14- 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; tel:
++/32/(0)3/220.45.94; fax: ++/32/(0)3/707.09.31; email:
hannelore.roos@soc.kuleuven.be All materials are available on this

The 2nd International Conference on "Racisms in the New World Order" is 
being organized by the Centre for Multicultural and Community
Development (CMCD), University of the Sunshine Coast, from December 6-7,
2007, in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia. The event will investigate
new forms of racism, the role of racism in national identity, nationhood
and citizenship, changing languages and discourses of racism, and the
contemporary dynamics of institutional racism. For more information,
contact Mitra Khakbaz, Suite 6, Level 5, 243 Edward Street, Brisbane,
Queensland 4000, Australia; tel: +61 7 3210 6951; email:
mkhakbaz@usc.edu.au, or visit the website: 

An international conference entitled "New Worlds, New Sovereignties"
will be hosted by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the University
of Melbourne, and Victoria University in Melbourne, on December 11-14,
2007. The focus will be on European and Indigenous concepts of
overlapping and coexistent sovereignties, Aboriginal Australia/Torres
Strait Islands, and Native North America. Conference organizers are
Julie Evans and Patrick Wolfe. Contact conference organizers at: P.O.
Box 497, Carleton North, Victoria 3054, Australia; tel: +61 3 9844 9456;
email: newworlds@newsovereignties.org

On Dec. 13-15, 2007, a workshop on "Ethnic Claims and Moral Economies" 
will be held at St. Antony's College, Oxford. The workshop is
co-organized by Bruce Berman (Queen's), André Laliberté (UQAM), and
David Anderson (Oxford), as part of the EDG project
(http://www.edg-gde.ca/). It seeks to explore the underlying causes of
ethnic political mobilization, and in particular to situate the
understanding of the politicization of ethnicity in relationship to the
major social, economic, political and cultural forces of modernity. The
workshop will explore the concept of 'moral economy' as a way of
understanding the internal and external politics of ethnic communities
and the demands they produce. For more information, check the EDG


A conference on "Children and Migration: Identities, Mobilities and 
Belonging(s)" will take place from April 9-11, 2008, at University
College Cork, Ireland. Current research is abundant on the separate
areas of migration and childhood; this event will bring these researches
together and facilitate dialogue between academic, practitioner and
policy-maker communities. Confirmed speakers include Jill Rutter, Katy
Gardner and Kanwal Mand. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October
31, 2007. Expressions of interest and suggestions of papers/posters
should be sent to Caitríona Ní Laoire, Migrant Children Research Team,
Department of Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; email:
c.nilaoire@ucc.ie Conference updates will be available at: 

"Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings in
Europe and the Americas" will be the theme of the Sixth conference of
the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) on
June 25-28, 2008, at Leiden University, Netherlands. The aim is to focus
on migration issues from the perspectives of politics, culture, history,
sociology, economics, law, language, literature and the arts, including
both European and North American societies. The deadline for submissions
(3 hard copies plus a 300w electronic abstract/panel description) is
November 15, 2007. For more information, contact Yiorgos Kalogeras,
Department of English, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece;
kalogera@enl.auth.gr or visit the conference website: 

4. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).



Arneil, Barbara (2006) Diverse Communities: The Problem with Social 
Capital (Cambridge UP) $29.99


Birnir, Johanna Kristin (2006) Ethnicity and Electoral Politics 
(Cambridge) $85.00

Bosniak, Linda (2006) The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of
Contemporary Membership (Princeton UP) $27.95

Brown, Wendy (2006) Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of
Identity and Empire (Princeton UP) $29.95

Cormack, Mike & Niamh Hourigan (eds) (2007) Minority Language Media: 
Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (Multilingual Matters) $49.95

Deeds Ermeth, Elizabeth (ed) (2007) Rewriting Democracy: Cultural
Politics in Postmodernity (Ashgate) $99.95

Deveaux, Monique (2007) Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal
States (Oxford UP) $74.00

Faist, Thomas (ed) (2007) Dual Citizenship in Europe: From Nationhood to 
Societal Integration (Ashgate) $99.95

Gagnon, Alain & R. Iacovino (2006) Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec: 
Debating Multinationalism (University of Toronto Press) $27.95

Gibney, Matthew J. (2006) The Ethics and Politics of Asylum (Cambridge
UP) $29.99

Grin, Francois (2005) Language Policy Evaluation and the European
Charter on Regional or Minority Languages (Palgrave) $105.00

Kennedy-Dubourdieu, Elaine (ed) (2006) Race and Inequality: World 
Perspectives on Affirmative Action (Ashgate) $99.95

Lasagabaster, David & Angel Huguet (eds) (2006) Multilingualism in 
European Bilingual Contexts (Multilingual Matters) $129.95

Lukic, Jasmina et.al. (eds) (2006) Women and Citizenship in Central and 
Eastern Europe (Ashgate) $114.95

Maas, Willem (2007) Creating European Citizens (Rowman & Littlefield) 

Majtenyi, Balazs and Balazs Vizi (eds) (2007) A Minority in Europe: 
Selected International Documents Regarding the Roma (Gondolat Kiado) - 
posted at: 


Miller, Toby (2006) Cultural Citizenship (Temple UP) $23.95


Oakes, Leigh & Jane Warren (2007) Citizenship and Identity in Quebec 
(Palgrave Macmillan) $80.00

Parzymies, Stanislaw (ed) (2007) OSCE and Minorities: Assessment and 
Prospects (Scholar's Press, Warsaw).

Parsons, Craig & Timothy Smeedling (eds) (2006) Immigration and the 
Transformation of Europe (Cambridge UP) $99.00

Roshwald, Aviel (2006) The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and 
Modern Dilemmas (Oxford UP) $75.00

Sassen, Saskia (2006) Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to 
Global Assemblages (Princeton UP) $35.00

Shabani, Omid Payrow (ed) (2007) Multiculturalism and Law: A Critical 
Debate (University of Wales Press) $85.00

Tastsoglou, Evangelina & Alexandra Dobrowolsky (eds) (2006) Women, 
Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational 
Connections (Ashgate) $99.95

Tulchin, Joseph & Meg Ruthenburg (eds) (2006) Citizenship in Latin
America (Lynne Rienner) $55.00

Waters, Mary, Reed Ueda et.al. (eds) (2007) The New Americans: A
Handbook of Immigration Since 1965 (Harvard UP) $35.10

Westheimer, Joel (ed) (2007) Pledging Allegiance: What Should We Teach
our Children about Patriotism? (Teachers College Press) $18.95

Wong, Janelle (2006) Democracy's Promise: Immigrants and American Civic 
Institutions (University of Michigan Press) $24.95

Journal Special Issues

Citizenship Studies recently published a special issue under the title 
"Celebrating Ten Years of Citizenship Studies" (Vol. 11, No. 1, February 
2007). Edited by Engin F. Isin, Peter Nyers and Bryan S. Turner, the
issue includes articles by Seyla Benhabib, Christian Joppke and Ruth

A recent issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and 
Social Science is dedicated to the topic "Race, Ethnicity, and
Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market: Critical Issues in the New
Millennium" (Vol. 609, January 2007). The issue is guest edited by
George Wilson, and contains pieces by Vincent J. Roscigno, Lisette M.
Garcia & Donna 
Bobitt-Zeber, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey & Kevin Stainback, and Devah
Pager. Articles can be viewed at the following website: 

UNESCO's International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS)
recently published an issue on "Democracy and Power-Sharing in
Multi-National States" (Vol. 8, No. 2). Articles by Matthijs Bogaards,
Naazeen H.Barma, Camille A. Monteux, Nenad Stojanovic, and Peter Kraus
are included. You can find the issue at the UNESCO website: 


A recent issue of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies contains a 
number of articles on Islam and multiculturalism (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2006). 
Titles include the following: "Essentialising Islam: Multiculturalism
and Islamic Politics in New Zealand", "A Gordian Knot of Rights and
Duties: New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism", and "New Zealand's
Muslims and their Organisations".

The February 2007 issue of the Central European University Political 
Science Journal is dedicated to the theme "Nationalism and International 
Relations after the Collapse of Communism" (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007). This 
special issue is available for viewing at: 
http://www.ceu.hu/polscijournal. Follow the link for "Issues".



A call for papers has been issued for a forthcoming issue of UNESCO's 
International Journal on Multicultural Studies (IJMS), entitled 
"Citizenship Tests in a Post-National Era". Edited by Sue Wright and 
Matthias Koenig, the issue will focus on citizenship tests as an aspect
of integration in industrial countries of immigration. Such tests have
emerged in a variety of countries, and are often interpreted as evidence
that multiculturalism has been superseded by a turn to assimilation.
issue will scrutinize these new developments. Proposals on the following
topics are especially welcome: public debates over citizenship tests in
different states, overviews of geographical areas or groups of
states, test content, accessibility and acceptability of content, tests
as new forms of nation building, tests as a form of gate-keeping, and
testing as a step towards greater fairness and transparency. For more
contact the editors by email at: Sue.Wright@port.ac.uk or
Matthias.Koenig@sowi.uni-goettingen.de Information on this special issue
is also found on the IJMS website: 

A call for submissions has been issued for a special issue of the
journal Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education dedicated to the
topic "Ecological Sustainability, Culture and Education". Manuscripts
are due by August 1, 2007. For submission guidelines and editorial
contact the editors by email: Seonaigh MacPherson
(macpher2@ms.umanitoba.ca) and Zvi Bekerman (mszviman@mscc.huji.ac.il)


A call for contributions has been issued for a forthcoming collection 
entitled; "Multiculturalism: The Great Marketing Strategy?  An 
International Perspective", to be edited by Reza Hasmath, University of 
Cambridge. The collection will examine multiculturalism in various 
international contexts, from both political/philosophical and public 
policy standpoints. The aim is to investigate how multiculturalism is 
understood and implemented, and to analyze the outcomes of 
multiculturalism policies. Contributors are invited to explore the 
following general themes: political/philosophical arguments for 
multiculturalism, feasibility of multiculturalism in multi-ethnic 
contexts, outcomes of multiculturalism, linkages between
multiculturalism and political philosophy/public policy, comparisons
between different multicultural realities, and the future of
multiculturalism. Contributors are encouraged to consider whether
multiculturalism is simply a marketing strategy or a coherent normative
strategy for dealing with the demands
of local ethnic populations. Accepted contributions (7000 w) should be
complete by December 15, 2007, with a publication schedule for spring
2008. To contribute, send an abstract of 500w or less with a short
professional brief (150w) prior to June 30, 2007 to Reza Hasmath:



A new report from the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) and the 
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) entitled "Minority Issues 
Mainstreaming: A Practical Guide for European Agency for Reconstruction 
Programmes", is now available for downloading from the ECMI website. 

The Universal Human Rights Index of United Nations Documents provides 
searchable access to the observations and recommendations of major 
international HR expert bodies, including the new Human Rights Council 
(since 2006), and the 7 Treaty Bodies that monitor implementation of
core human rights treaties http://www.universalhumanrightsindex.org/




A new project on "Diversity and the European Public Sphere: Towards a 
Citizens' Europe" has recently been launched, funded under the EU's 6th 
Framework Programme. The project, also called "EUROSPHERE", will last
for five years, and involves an international consortium of 17 European
universities/research institutes, with approximately 150 researchers
working. Initiated and coordinated by Yngve G. Lithman and Hakan G.
Sicakkan at the University of Bergen, Norway, EUROSPHERE will organize
four major conferences, European forums, researcher training courses,
and PhD courses examining issues of diversity within Europe and its
impact on the construction of a common European public sphere.
Activities will be announced regularly on the EUROSPHERE website: 

A research project known as "Testing Regimes" has been established at 
Soton University to examine the various ways that European countries are 
dealing with the role of language in the integration of immigrants, and
in particular the growing emphasis on the promotion and testing of
knowledge of the `national language'. One of the most pressing issues in
contemporary European societies is the need to promote integration and
social inclusion in the context of rapidly increasing migration. A
particular challenge confronting national governments is the need to
accommodate speakers of an ever increasing number of languages within
what in most cases are still perceived as historically monolingual
societies. This has given rise to public debates in many countries on
proposals to impose a requirement of competence in a 'national' language
and culture as a condition for acquiring citizenship. This project
brings together international experts on language policy to exchange
knowledge and ideas on this question in order to develop a more
well-informed basis for public discussion and policy formulation. See
the projects website as: 

The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (EDG) is organizing a 
month-long Summer Institute in Guadalajara Mexico on the theme of 
Diversity and Democracy. The summer institute is open to masters and 
doctoral students whose research is within the areas of the EDG project, 
and will be led by distinguished scholars from around the world. General 
topics will include the causes of ethnic community formation, political 
mobilization and conflict; the institutional options for managing 
diversity; and normative theories of multiculturalism, citizenship and 
minority rights. Application deadline for the Summer Institute is April 
15, 2007. The principle language will be English. Those interested in 
attending the Institute should send a complete application form to: 
GDE-CRIDAQ Institut international d'ete 2007, Alain-G. Gagnon, Pavillon 
Hubert-Aquin bureau A-3620, 1255 Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, H2X3RG; 
email: Gagnon.alain@uqam.ca Further information is available at: 

The topic of the 2007 Seggau international summer school will be
"European Culture(s) - The Challenge of Diversity and Unity", to be held
from June 30th to July 14th at Seggau Castle, near Graz, Austria.  For
two weeks, internationally renowned experts will help students explore
dimensions of European culture beyond the European Union. Please find
more detailed information on the International Summer School Seggau 2007
website at: 

Humanity in Action is organizing its ninth annual transatlantic summer 
program for undergraduate university students on Human and Minority 
Rights, meeting first in Europe in July 2007, with follow-up meetings in 
the US in October 2007 and January 2008. For details on the program,

There are two Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs that might
be of interest to readers:

(i) the Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and
Practice of Federalism, located in the
Department of Political Science at McGill University. Applications are
welcome from senior and junior scholars whose work includes
empirical/comparative studies of federalism, analytical modeling of
federal systems, normative research on the justifiable shapes of
federalism, and on the study of the intellectual foundations of
federalism. The starting date is September 2008 or January 2009 for
one-semester grants; September 2008 for
academic year grants. For more information please contact Francois
Carrier, Director, Office of International Relations, at
francois.carrier@mcgill.ca. Complete qualification details can be found

(ii) the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Ethnicity and
Multicultural Citizenship, located in the Political Studies Department
at Queen's University.  Applications are welcomed from senior or junior
scholars working in the areas of immigrant integration, multicultural
education, indigenous self-government, affirmative action, state or
minority nationalism, or normative theories of accommodating ethnic
diversity. For more information, contact John McGarry, Canada Research
Chair on Nationalism and Democracy, Queen's University
(mcgarry@post.queensu.ca), or visit: 
Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs hosted in Canada are
reserved for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold Ph.D.s. and
are not employed at a Canadian university.



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