Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Subtitle
Lecture by Dan Schueftan, PhD
Description

Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
29 - 30 June 2018
Subtitle
6th Annual Conference on Migration and Diversity
Description

In public as well as academic discourses, religious fundamentalism has been commonly associated with radicalization, intolerance, and violence. The 6th Annual Conference on Migration and Diversity brings together international researchers to discuss and identify causes and mechanisms related to religious fundamentalism and violence: Under what circumstances do people advocate or even use violence in the name of their religion? To what extent do social deprivation factors such as discrimination, low socio-economic status or lack of integration lead to radicalization?

29 - 30 June 2018

Contact

Contact name
Maike M. Burda
rfv-conference [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Subtitle
Lecture by PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer
Description

MaD-Colloquium
 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
katrin.ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Subtitle
MAD Colloquium: Lecture by Fiona Stanley and Carrington Shepherd, both University of Western Australia
Description

The health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (First Nations; Indigenous) has been profoundly shaped by the circumstances of the past, and most particularly by the events and conditions in Australia since colonisation in the late 18th Century. As such, the striking inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians cannot be understood without an appreciation of the history and persistent impact over time of profound dispossession, exclusion, discrimination, marginalisation and inequality, in various forms.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
Katrin.Ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Subtitle
Presentation by Arton van Harten, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Description

 

Influential authors portray religion as an overestimated factor in radicalization processes, or even dismiss religion as a real cause. In comparison to anthropological, philosophical and theological theories on religion, these authors define religion too narrowly. Such narrow definitions of religion lead to false contradictions, such as the dichotomy between religion and factors that ‘really’ move people. Measuring ‘religion’ in radicalization processes demands a more comprehensive approach to religion.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Katrin Ludwig
katrin.ludwig [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Subtitle
Lecture by Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Description


People move, and governments react. Do these government decisions make sense? This question prompts even bigger ones, and not just about migration. The reasons for migration are part of a thick web of issues; understanding this broader framework is essential for finding effective responses. Four questions are especially important.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Subtitle
Lecture within the MAD Colloquium series by Cornelia Kristen
Description
Paper Presentation

In this article, we investigate destination language skills upon arrival and subsequent skill growth among recently arrived Polish and Turkish immigrants in Germany, Great Britain and Ireland. We introduce selectivity considerations to a model of language acquisition, arguing that positively selected individuals should display higher levels upon arrival and faster growth in destination language proficiency thereafter.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Subtitle
Lecture within the MAD Colloquium series by Mathias Risse
Description
Paper Presentation

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Subtitle
Keynote lecture: Pascale Fournier
Short description
Keynote lecture of the international workshop “Contested Authorities over the Body: The State, the Secular, and the Religious”

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gala Antea Rexer
gala.rexer [at] hu-berlin.de
23 - 24 June 2017
Description

Ten years ago, in April 2007, the WZB established a new research unit on „Migration, Integration, Transnationalization“ led by Ruud Koopmans. The research of the department focuses above all on questions of institutional design and societal consequences of migration and integration using cross-national and interdisciplinary - sociology, political science, social psychology - approaches. In this conference, former and current members of the department will discuss what we have learned in the past ten years and which research questions will define the research agenda for the coming years.

23 - 24 June 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda | Susanne Grasow
mit_decade_conference [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Subtitle
Buchvorstellung und Diskussion
Description

Begrüßung: Jutta Allmendinger, Präsidentin des WZB

Wovon hängt es ab, ob die Integration von Zuwanderern gelingt oder ob Parallelgesellschaften entstehen? Mit dieser Frage setzt sich der Migrationsforscher Ruud Koopmans seit Jahrzehnten auseinander. Ursprünglich überzeugt von der Integrationspolitik seiner Heimat Niederlande, die der Kultur, der Sprache und der Selbstorganisation der Zuwanderer großen Raum gibt und Einbürgerung leicht macht, plädiert Koopmans inzwischen dafür, von Zuwanderern klare Anstrengungen zur Integration in die Mehrheitsgesellschaft zu verlangen.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Maike Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Subtitle
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack, Universität Münster
Description

In einer repräsentativen Befragung wurden Anfang 2016 im Auftrag des Exzellenzclusters „Religion und Politik“ der Universität Münster 1.200 in Deutschland lebende Türkeistämmige zu ihrer Sicht auf Probleme der Integration sowie zu ihren religiösen und politischen Haltungen befragt. 90 Prozent von ihnen fühlen sich, so sagen sie, wohl in der Bundesrepublik. Zugleich sehen sich mehr als die Hälfte als Bürger zweiter Klasse und beklagen, dass sie als Türkeistämmige in Deutschland keine Anerkennung erfahren.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Description

MaD Colloquium
 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Subtitle
Lecture by Keith Banting at the MAD colloquium
Description

Studies of the ‘progressive’s dilemma’ in Canada have tended to paint a rosy picture, concluding that high levels of immigration do not significantly erode social solidarity. However, this happy conclusion is subject to an important qualification: there are dramatic differences in public attitudes towards immigrants and indigenous people, often called Aboriginals. This paper analyses these differences by examining the relationship between perceptions of welfare dependence and support for redistribution, focusing on both groups.

Thursday, 27 October 2016
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Subtitle
Keynote lecture by Roger Waldinger, University of California
Short description
The transnational perspective emerged in the early 1990s as an alternative to assimilation theory, gaining instant and wide influence. But curiously, the intellectual confrontation between these two perspectives was averted, as scholars concluded that persistent homeland engagement was fully compatible with hostland integration. This lecture seeks to pick up that challenge. Roger Waldinger demonstrates how a cross-border perspective, encompassing places of origin and destination and the flows of people, ideas, and resources between them, highlights the ways in which population movements from one nation-state to another generates tensions at both sides of the chain.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Subtitle
MaD Colloquium with Eric Knowles, New York University
Description

Compared to other racial-ethnic groups, Whites are less likely to view themselves as members of a discrete, tangible, and coherent social category. Eric Knowles posits that ongoing demographic changes in the United States — where the non-White population is growing and will exceed that of Whites around mid-century — are altering Whites’ subjective experience of their race. Specifically, he theorizes population changes underway in the U.S.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Description

MaD-Colloquium

Cas Mudde and Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler will present their joint book project

Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Subtitle
Machteld E. Zee, Leiden Law School, University of Leiden
Short description
MAD Colloquium
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Start: 12:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Maike Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Subtitle
Presentation of Professor Betsy Levy Paluck, Princeton University
Description

How can we change social norms, the standards describing typical or desirable behavior? Because individuals’ perceptions of norms guide their personal behavior, influencing these perceptions is one way to create social change. And yet individuals do not form perceptions of typical or desirable behavior in an unbiased manner. Individuals attend to select sources of normative information, and their resulting perceptions rarely match actual rates of behavior in their environment. Thus, changing social norms requires an understanding of how individuals perceive norms in the first place.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Maike Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 9 October 2015
Description

Orlando Patterson will present an excerpt from his latest book The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth (co-edited with Ethan Fosse, Harvard University Press, 2015), which addresses a uniquely American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis, segregation, and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other.

Friday, 9 October 2015
Start: 3:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Subtitle
Panel Discussion
Description

This interdisciplinary panel will focus on the community of Israeli immigrants in Berlin, the largest community of Israeli immigrants in Germany. Situating the community within Berlin’s rich multiculturalism, the panel speakers will juxtapose memory studies along with diaspora, immigration and integration theories, seeking to understand how, given the particular part Germany played in Jewish-Israeli history, Israeli immigrants reconcile the past-present duality faced when living in the city.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Hadas Cohen
hadas.cohen [at] wzb.eu
31 August - 1 September 2015
Subtitle
Third Annual WZB Conference on Migration and Diversity
Description

The conference aims to discuss national identity at different levels, for example how individuals of immigrant and non-immigrant background negotiate and express national identity (e.g., in implicit and explicit attitudes or behaviors), how national identity is reproduced by public institutions such as schools, how states define national identity through their constitutions and laws or what measures and policies governments take to foster certain forms of national identity.

31 August - 1 September 2015

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda
nationalidentity [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Subtitle
Unfortunately this Lecture had to be cancelled.




Short description
Analyses of the relationship between ethnic diversity and solidarity seldom distinguish between different forms of ethnic difference, such as the distinction between racial minority immigrants and indigenous peoples. By making this distinction, this study qualifies the findings of early studies of the relationship between ethnic diversity and solidarity in Canada.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Start: 1:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 8 June 2015
Subtitle
Lecture by Karolina Hansen, Postdoctorate Associate at the Center for Research on Prejudice, Faculty of Psychology of the University of Warsaw (Poland).
Description

According to ethnolinguistic identity theory, language and accent are important social markers. However, most studies in social psychology have used photographs of faces, names, or other labels of people omitting auditory information. In two lines of research we studied how combinations of accents and looks influence evaluations of such people.

Monday, 8 June 2015
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Subtitle
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Michael Minkenberg
Description
 

This paper addresses the issue of policy convergence in the area of integration policies from the angle of cultural path dependencies. It raises the question to what extent and how religion has been a factor in shaping integration policies in Western democracies, both with regard to the religious legacies of the host countries and the (predominantly Muslim) religion of immigrant groups. As a starting point, the paper addresses the observation of a growing complexity and

Thursday, 7 May 2015
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maike M. Burda
maike.burda [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 27 October 2014
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Robert J. Sampson
Short description
The lecture presents the fruits of over a decade’s research among Chicago children – ranging in age from birth to age 15 – who were followed wherever they moved in the United States from the mid-1990s until 2013. The project identifies the major transitions, both positive and negative, that characterize pathways to school and work. The longitudinal survey covers the spectrum of major social changes such as a large decline in violence, rapid immigration, increasing income inequality, and the Great Recession.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Marie Unger
marie.unger [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Subtitle
Lecture by Michael Windzio (University of Bremen)
Description

Structural equation models (SEM) are loved and loathed. SEM combine Path Analysis with Confirmatory Factor Analysis. That is, they are directed dependencies between several variables, which may entail latent variables, that are estimated in one model. Particularly researchers who work on attitudes favour SEMs for their easy combination of confirmatory factor analysis and path analysis in one model. Many also fancy that the presentation of SEM estimates highly resembles diagrams of our theoretical models.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Merlin Schaeffer
merlin.schaeffe [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 29 September 2014
Subtitle
Lecture by Michael Hannan, Stanford University
Description


Michael Hannan is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and
Professor of Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is one of the most-cited American sociologists and a founder of the influential organizational ecology approach in the sociology of organizations. His current work theorizes organizational categories and typecasting processes and empirically investigates the dynamics of categories in the wine and restaurant industries. From 22 September to 3 October he will be at the WZB as a guest researcher.

Monday, 29 September 2014
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Subtitle
Lecture by Susan Olzak, Stanford University
Description


She is widely known as one of the pioneers of ethnic competition theory and does research on armed conflict, ethnic violence, collective action, and social movement organizations. From 22 September to 3 October she will be at the WZB as a guest researcher.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Description

Barbara Thériault, Université de Montréal, presents her new book entitled

"The Cop and the Sociologist.
Investigating Diversity in German Police Forces"

Introduction: Ines Michalowski, WZB

Commentary: Jérémie Gauthier, CMB

Presentation in German within the Marc Bloch Forum

Thursday, 10 July 2014
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Ines Michalowski
ines.michalowski [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Subtitle
MAD Kolloqium with Kristin Surak
Short description
Though grouping states into regions is common in the social sciences,
explicit attempts to understand what regions are and why they help us
predict political outcomes have been rare.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
susanne.grasow [at] wzb.eu
24 - 25 May 2013
Subtitle
Conference
Description

The debate on trust, cooperation, and civic engagement in ethnically diverse communities has proliferated rapidly over the last decade. Dozens of studies have been conducted on a variety of countries and levels of analysis, across a range of indicators of social capital, and using divergent operationalizations of diversity. The outcomes of these studies have been almost as varied as their research designs. The time has come to draw up the balance. The conference will focus on the discussion about causal mechanisms linking diversity and social capital.  

24 - 25 May 2013

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
jutta.hoehne [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 8 April 2013
Short description
Roger Waldinger (UCLA) and Ruud Koopmans (WZB) will present their most recent work on cross-national research on migration, in discussion with Adrian Favell (Sciences Po, Paris) and Gökce Yurdakul (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
Monday, 8 April 2013
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Pauline Weller (HU Berlin)
pauline.weller [at] sowi.hu-berlin.de
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Subtitle
How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism
Short description
We love freedom. We hate racism. But what do we do when these values collide? Bleich's talk explores policies that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and other liberal democracies have implemented when forced to choose between preserving freedom and combating racism.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
hoehne [at] wzb.eu
24 - 26 May 2012
Description

The workshop brings together researchers from Europe and North America to explore the influence of organizations on the accommodation of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. Whereas international migration research usually focuses on country differences to explain accommodation, this workshop is organized as a cross-organizational comparisons of the military, prisons, the police, hospitals and schools. 

24 - 26 May 2012
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Ines Michalowski
michalowski [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Subtitle
Professor Dr. Michael Windzio (University of Bremen)

Description

Studies on interethnic network ties have shown for many Western receiving countries that there is still a considerable degree of friendship segregation between racial groups and between immigrants and natives. While existing network studies on immigrant integration mainly investigate friendship ties, the focus of the present study is also on other dimensions of social ties. This paper is one of the first in migration and integration research which analyses the complex intergenerational interdependence of complete networks among children in school-classes with networks among their parents.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
hoehne [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Subtitle
Lecture by Jaap Dronkers
Description

The main research question of this presentation is the combined estimation of the effects of educational systems, school-composition, track-level and country of origin on the educational achievement of 15-year-old immigrant students. The paper (co-authored with Rolf van der Velden & Allison Dunne) specifically focuses on the effects of socioeconomic and ethnic background on achievement scores and on the extent these effects are affected by characteristics of the school, track or educational system these students are in.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
hoehne [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 1 July 2011
Subtitle
Lecture by Andreas Wimmer
Description

Why have some states been captured by specific ethnic elites and their clienteles, excluding all others from access to government power? Conversely, what explains political inclusion across ethnic divides or, in other words, successful nation building? I argue that high state capacity to deliver public goods and well developed civil society organizations reduce ethno-political exclusion because they produce more encompassing networks of political alliances less aligned along ethnic cleavages.

Friday, 1 July 2011
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
hoehne [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Subtitle
Podiumsdiskussion in der Niederländischen Botschaft, Klosterstraße 50, Berlin-Mitte
Description

„Und so stürzt das Kartenhaus der multikulturellen Gesellschaft in sich zusammen”, schrieb der niederländische Soziologe Paul Scheffer im Januar 2000.

Die damals angestoßene Diskussion dauert unverändert intensiv bis heute an. Vor allem die Frage, inwiefern kulturelle Aspekte bei der – gelingenden wie missglückten – Integration in die westliche Gesellschaft eine Rolle spielen, beschäftigt die Öffentlichkeit in den Niederlanden und Deutschland. Ein Vergleich der beiden Länder in Bezug auf die Integrationsprobleme und vor allem die Lösungsansätze ist höchst aufschlussreich.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Niederländische Botschaft
BLN-EA [at] MINBUZA.NL
Monday, 13 September 2010
Subtitle
Symposium mit Daniel Faas
Description

Globalisation, European integration, and migration are challenging  national identities and changing education across Europe. The nation-state no longer serves as the sole locus of civic participation and identity formation, and no longer has the influence it once had over the implementation of policies. Drawing on rich empirical data from four schools in Germany and Britain, Daniel Faas examines in his new book how schools mediate government policies, creating distinct educational contexts that shape youth identity negotiation and integration processes.

Monday, 13 September 2010
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Jutta Höhne
hoehne [at] wzb.eu
10 - 12 May 2010
Subtitle
DFG-Workshop
Description

10 - 12 May 2010
Start: 3:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
grasow [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Subtitle
Claudine Attias-Donfut will discuss her recent book (with François-Charles Wolff)
Description

Based on the first large survey on migrant families in France, coming from different countries and belonging to different migration cohorts, this book explores the social trajectories of the so called “second generations”. It focuses on the role and quality of intergenerational relations, and includes all children in a family, i.e. those born in France, those who came to France with their parents, as well as those who have remained in the country of origin or went back there.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
grasow [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 6 November 2009
Subtitle
Vortrag von Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UK)
Description

Friday, 6 November 2009
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Ines Michalowski
michalowski [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Subtitle
Diskussion mit Christian Joppke und Ruud Koopmans
Description

In the 1990s, vivid discussions broke out among migration scholars about different national models of citizenship and integration, such as multiculturalism or assimilation. More recently, these classical models of citizenship have been challenged by studies claiming a convergence between countries resulting either from the emergence of a supranational model of citizenship or from a de facto convergence of policies. Do Western European nation states converge towards a liberal, American understanding of citizenship and citizenship rights, as Christian Joppke has repeatedly argued?

Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Marie Unger
marie.unger [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Subtitle
Es diskutieren: Paul Scheffer, Cem Özdemir, Klaus Bade und Ruud Koopmans
Description

Die zunehmende weltweite Migration stellt uns vor neue Herausforderungen. Politik und Gesellschaft müssen sich drängenden Fragen stellen: Was hält die Gesellschaft zusammen? Wie gehen wir mit Dif-ferenz und Konflikt um? Wozu führt es, wenn Unterschiede geleugnet werden? Mit diesen Themen setzt sich Paul Scheffer in seinem Buch „Die Eingewanderten“ auseinander, in dem er die Spannung zwischen einer multikulturellen Realität und den Rufen nach größerer Abschirmung analysiert.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Susanne Grasow
grasow [at] wzb.eu