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‌Manchester as Cosmopolis: Global Migration in a Changing UK – 10th May

10th May, 9am – 3.30pm, Number 70 Oxford St
Tickets: Free, available at: https://manchester-as-cosmopolis.eventbrite.com

Manchester has a long history of migration both local and global, transforming its culture, economy and the city. This event will be a One Day Symposium on Global Migration to put forth a number of perspectives on how global skilled migration affects the local economy and society in the context of devolution, public spending and policy choices.

Discussions will focus on the consequences of Brexit and the changing public attitudes to migrants and migration in the UK which has never been so challenging and with far reaching impact on our local economy and work, multi-cultural lives and social integration.

This event is also timely in the context of India’s 70th Year of Independence Celebrations, as the Northwest has seen a tremendous inflow of Commonwealth immigrant wave(s) from the Indian subcontinent for many decades.

Includes key note by Professor Saskia Sassen, The University of Columbia

Presentation of papers on aspects of skilled migration and its impact on the local economy and society, as well as aspects of the changing landscape of Brexit, neo-liberalism and devolution.

Panel Sessions with global Mancunian voices including Ferdousi Shahria, Assistant High Commissioner, Bangladesh Assistant High Commission; Anasudhin Azeez, Asian Lite Newspaper; Norman Musa, Young Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year Winner, Ning Restaurant, Norther Quarter; Andrew Spinoza, SMV Communications and Avni Vyas, Manchester Bhavan for Indian Arts and Culture

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor at Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She studies cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work. Her new book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press 2014). Sassen is the author of several ground breaking books, together translated into over twenty languages. Her books include Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press/Belknap 2014) Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2012), and The Global City (Princeton University Press 2001).

Convened by: Dr Shoba Arun and Prof Steve Miles, Department of Sociology and RCASS

More information available at: https://manchester-as-cosmopolis.eventbrite.com