This event will be the official launch of the WISERD Migration Research Network. It will provide an opportunity for members of the WISERD research network to introduce themselves, their work, and outline their future plans.
Following the launch, there will be a keynote address delivered by Dr Gwennan Higham (Swansea University)
International migration in Wales: nation of sanctuary in a hostile environment
This lecture will consider the state of international migration in Wales in the 21st Century. It will explore the increasing divergences between integration policies in the devolved nations of the UK in contrast with Westminster’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Specifically, it will focus on issues of language learning, belonging and citizenship and the potential of fostering a culture of hospitality in Wales.
The launch will take place 10 – 10:45am (please note this is a closed meeting, invite only)
The keynote address will take place 11-12:30pm