Commonwealth Migration: learning from the past, anticipating the future

Date and Time: 
Sun, 29/07/2012 - 16:00 - 22:00

Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Workshop event organized by Migrant’s Rights Network at SOAS.
Immigration from the countries of the Commonwealth has played an important part in creating modern day Britain. Yet from the 1960s through to the political debates of the present day it has also proven to be intensely controversial, polarising large parts of the population into pro- and anti-migration campaigns.

To mark the significance of the 50th anniversary of the first Commonwealth Immigrants Act, the scholar and prominent commentator on immigration policy, Professor Nigel Harris, will set out his views on the world created by immigration control legislation and ask whether this approach will be sustainable if future years see a shift in the global economic and political order.

Ms Maryam Pasha
Dr Reza Gholami