The Diversity Debate: Facts, Fiction and Fantasy

There are countless questions and answers about integration and diversity. But what are the facts, myths and fantasies? British Council and IMDi have gathered the best minds from the USA, UK and Norway to debate the issue for almost 2 days.

Leading theorists, practitioners and politicians will gather in Oslo for two days of vigorous debate on the most important topic today: how we live together in our progressively diverse societies.

The Diversity Debate will focus on the legacy of past policies and contemporary policies, practices and contexts. From the current state of fiscal turmoil, recent violent events in Norway and the UK, and real and imagined community tensions, The Debate will provide breadth, depth and valuable insight into diversity issues. It will also address critical questions of how new, useful, narratives may be developed that relate to our pluralistic communities. The working language will be English.

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About the Organisers

The directorate of integration and diversity is a driving force for integration and diversity policies for the Norwegian government. Its main goal is to contribute to equality in standard of living though participation, employment and integration. It co-operates with immigrant organisations/groups, municipalities, national agencies and the private sector.

the british council is the UK’s cultural relations body. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. We work in over 100 countries in the arts, education and English. In Norway we work with projects including Our Shared Europe, the British Council’s response to some of the major cultural challenges facing our continent today through sharing perspectives on integration, migration, diversity and pluralism.

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