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April 2018

International Seminar Series: Europe’s Crisis of Multiculturalism?

Wednesday, April 25th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Europe's Crisis of Multiculturalism? Speaker: Rita Chin, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Presentation Overview: Rita Chin questions the growing consensus in Europe that multiculturalism has failed.  She considers the longer historical developments that made European societies multicultural and shows that there were very few efforts to institute state-sponsored policies of multiculturalism as a way of dealing with ground-level diversity.  Instead, she argues that two events in 1989 — the Rushdie affair in Britain and headscarf…