Ensuring that migrants are treated fairly is a human rights issue. Yet in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere, research suggests that the language of rights can harden attitudes towards migrants.
The 2018 David Dodge CIFAR Lecture is presented by Senior Fellow Irene Bloemraad of the program in Successful Societies at CIFAR. Dr. Bloemraad is a professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bloemraad will explore the complexities of framing and how we divide “us” from “them,” arguing that understanding and implementing the possibilities of inclusive nationalism is an urgent challenge in today’s world where some leaders are linking nationalism to policies that could close borders and drive further division.
Moderated by Elizabeth McIsaac, President of the Maytree Foundation, this lecture will be held in partnership with with Cities of Migration and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants.