MPI-MMG in Dialogue

Aspiring in Later Life: Reframing Ageing in Diversity Research

In our highly interconnected and globalized world, people often pursue their aspirations across multiple places. Yet in public and scholarly debates, particularly within migration and diversity research, aspirations are often taken-for-granted as the realm of younger, mobile generations as those who hold the greatest potential for shaping the future. On 11 October, Megha Amrith (MPI-MMG), Iza Kavedžija (University of Cambridge), Daniel Miller (University College London) and Dora Sampaio (MPI-MMG Alumna, Utrecht University) discussed key results. more

Understanding support for diversity

Popular support for diversity is often underestimated and, so far, insufficiently understood. The Diversity Assent (DivA) Project at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity addresses this gap. On 28 June, Max-Planck researchers Eloisa Harris and Karen Schönwälder discussed key results with Nan Zhang and Andreas Zick from Mannheim and Bielefeld Universities. more

<em>Superdiversity</em> and the dynamics of diversification

Stimulated by Vertovec’s Superdiversity: Migration and Social Complexity, this ‘In Dialogue’ event considers the concept of superdiversity alongside a look at diversification processes and their effects across contexts worldwide. more

Navigating a Political Minefield? Researching Muslim-Jewish Encounters

At this In Dialogue event, Dekel Peretz and Sami Everett, both involved in a current project of this institute on “Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe“ discuss their experiences alongside Nonna Mayer, Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and renown expert of extreme right and racist movements, and Riem Spielhaus, Professor of Islamic Studies in Göttingen and much-cited expert on Muslim life in Germany. more

Can advocacy organisations be intersectional?

The panel discussed the results of the ZOMiDi research project, which investigated how and why civil society organizations change in response to migration and societal diversity. Do organizations that focus on differences respond in similar ways to the challenges linked with migration? What ‘best practices’ for organizational change can they offer? more

Sanitizing Imperial Pasts

Sanitizing Imperial Pasts

Video March 10, 2022

How do the empires of the past continue to exist today? And what is forgotten when bygone empires are so adamantly remembered? For the past five-and-a-half years, the Max Planck Research Group,“Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities,” has investigated these questions by examining the cities of central Europe, the Balkans, Anatolia, and beyond. The “In Dialogue” event “Sanitizing Imperial Pasts” will present selected results from this research in order to explore how bygone empires continue to shape our world today. The discussion is moderated by Jelena Radovanović, a researcher of the Max Planck Research Group “Empires of Memory“. more

Migration Studies without the Nation State?

In this panel discussion, Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Christine Lang, former MPI MMG researcher and currently at the Institute of Geography and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University, discussed the past and presence of nation states and their migration/integration policies, and whether migration research should indeed be reoriented by detaching itself from the nation-state. The discussion is moderated by Karen Schönwälder, research group leader at MPI-MMG. more

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