Academy Colloquium

Advances in research on social integration and cultural diversity: An interdisciplinary approach

5 June 2013  -  7 June 2013
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In this colloquium, we will invite the speakers and audience to reflect on the possible added value in cultural diversity and on the relevant processes and conditions involved.

Thereby, we will also specify the viewpoints, concerns and needs of minority and majority members, respectively. Moreover, we will consider the perspectives of various disciplines, thereby focusing on four topics:

  • diversity and education (with a specific focus on bilingualism)
  • diversity and work,
  • diversity and social networks, more generally, and
  • implications of research findings for integration policies.


University of Groningen, Institute for Integration and Social Efficacy:
Sabine Otten, Karen van der Zee, Jan-Pieter van Oudenhoven, & Jacques Wallage

Invited speakers

Besides the four organizers, the following scientific experts will contribute to the colloquium:

    • Veronica Bennet-Martinez (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
    • Marilynn Brewer (Ohio State University)
    • Rupert Brown (Sussex Centre for Migration and Research, UK)
    • Clemens Croneberg (University of Cologne, Germany)
    • Jan-Marc Dewaele (Birbeck University of London, UK)
    • Andreas Flache (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
    • Halleh Ghorashi (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    • Yves Guillaume (Aston Business School, UK)
    • Wiebren Jansen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
    • Paul Paulus (University of Texas, US)
    • Karen Phalet (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
    • Adam Rutland (University of Kent, UK)
    • Frank van Tubergen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
    • Maykel Verkuyten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
    • Jacques Wallage (University of Groningen)
    • Arjen van Witteloostuijn (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

                                Registration fee

                                Participants are requested to pay a registration fee of 200 euro.

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