The Department of Social Policy and Social Work cordially invites students and staff, NGOs and the general public to a forthcoming presentation and panel discussion, followed by a Q & A session and refreshments.
This event tackles the question of how societies respond to great demographic change. This question lingers over the contemporary politics of countries where persistent immigration has altered populations and may soon produce a “Majority Minority” milestone. Until now, most of our knowledge about responses to demographic change are based on studies of individual people’s reactions, often defensive and intolerant. Why and how are these instincts sometimes tempered to promote more successful coexistence? Grounded in rich narratives and novel statistical data, George Mason University political scientist Justin Gest reveals the way this contentious milestone and its accompanying identity politics are ultimately subject to good governance.
Please email Ms Amira Mamo to book a place, by no later than Friday 17 June 2022.
Justin Gest is an Associate Professor of Policy and Government at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, and is the author of six books on the politics of immigration and demographic change. The panel responding to Prof Gest’s presentation will include Dr Maria Pisani, Dr Andreana Dibben, Dr David Zammit and Mr Dali Agerbi.