Still a Nordic Welfare State? Religion, Migration, Values

NORDHOST has invited a group of distinguished international scholars as keynote speakers to its first open seminar.

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From Russia to Norway. Illustration photo: K. Rønsdal.

Monday 4th December

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome

09:15 – 10:30 Prof. Lars Trägårdh (Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm, Sweden): Critical reflections on the Nordic welfare state in the context of migration


10:45 – 12:00 Prof. Karl Ove Moene (University of Oslo, Norway): Does migration challenge or impact the future of the Nordic Welfare state?


13:00 – 14:15 Prof. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour (University of Brighton, United Kingdom): Deporting the challenge – political in/justice in relation to migrant issues


14:30 – 15:45 Dr. Deirdre Conlon (University of Leeds, United Kingdom): Reflections on migration, mobility and the state (in traditional welfare contexts)

16:00 – 17:00 Plenary discussions

17:30 Dinner (for NORDHOST members and keynote speakers)

Tuesday 5th December

09:15 – 10:30 Dr. Federico Settler (University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa): Postcolonial Nordics? Race, Theology and the Politics of Reception


10:45 – 12:00 Dr. Erin Wilson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands): Addressing problematic assumptions in debates about religion and migration

12:15 - 13:00 Plenary discussions

Lunch (end of public program)

Registration closes 15. November

Register here


Published Oct. 23, 2017 2:41 PM - Last modified Jan. 28, 2021 1:38 PM