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The Arts of Integrating – lecture by Professor Alison Phipps, OBE

November 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Las Casas Institute for Social Justice Annual Lecture 2018.

God and the Illegal Alien.

The Arts of Integrating a lecture by Professor Alison Phipps, OBE,

With Gameli Tordzro, Naa Densua Tordzro and Tawona Sitholé.
Refugee integration is a concern across the Western world.
  • How to ensure cohesive societies?
  • How to develop policies which will allay fears?
  • How to set limits or erase limits around who may or may not ‘integrate’?

As a result the concept of integration has become highly contested and cannot be spoken of in academic or policy contexts with equivocation or caveat. Integration, for all the ink spilled on its definitions, remains a key word for society today, one which repels and galvanises in equal measure.

In this lecture, the team from theUNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts will present, represent and demonstrate some of the contexts and forms of integrating which make up their approach. In particular they will outline the differences between the policy approaches to refugee Integration in England and Wales, and in Scotland, drawing in particular on the work ofNew Scots Refugee Integration Strategy, for which Alison Phipps is the Convener.
Using a practice-led and devised approach to integration, influenced by Brecht, Weil, Carson, Agamben, and NGugi Wa Thiong’o, this lecture will consider the ways in which integrating societies are simultaneously ones of creation and decreation.

Expect drama, poetry and song, as well as conceptual explorations.

Alison Phipps holds the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts at theUniversity of Glasgow; Ambassador for the Scottish Refugee Council; a member of the Creativity, Culture and Faith group in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. In 2012, due to a distinguished career, she received an OBE for Services to Education and Intercultural and Interreligious Relations. She chairs theNew Scots Refugee Integration Policywork for the Scottish Government, COSLA, and Scottish Refugee Council.

She is author of a collection of poetry, Through Wood. She co-edits thejournal and book series Tourism and Cultural Change and the book series Languages, Intercultural Communication and Education and is on the editorial board of both Language and Intercultural Communication, and Hospitality and Society.

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Organizer

Las Casas Institute
Email:
lascasas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.lascasasinstitute.org/

Venue

Blackfriars
St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3LY
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Organizer

Las Casas Institute
Email:
lascasas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.lascasasinstitute.org/

Venue

Blackfriars
St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3LY
+ Google Map