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Thu, November 09, 2017

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

European Parliament
Brusselles (BE)

Hosted by MEP Cécile Kyenge
in collaboration with New York University

9th NOVEMBER 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Translation in English and French


How does racism and discrimination operate in different geographical contexts, reflecting local tensions and prejudices and intersecting with issues of nationality, class, gender, religion, marginality, citizenship, and globalization?

How does location affect the way in which we think about the social constructions of race and race relations?

What role do historical experiences of slavery, discrimination and colonialism play?

How does the current migration crisis in Europe and rising Islamophobia help us better understand the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Europe?

At the invitation of the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup, La Pietra Dialogues is co-hosting the third Race, Racism and Xenophobia Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 9, following previous editions in Florence and New York.

Chiara Adamo, Head of the Fundamental Rights Policy Unit, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
Awam Amkpa, Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Analysis, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Undergraduate Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Lynne Brown, Senior Vice President, University Relations and Public Affairs, New York University
Paulette Caldwell , Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Sandrine Colard, Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow, Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Dipti Desai, Associate Professor, Director, Graduate Art + Education Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University
Alessandra Di Maio, Associate Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies, University of Palermo
Jason King, Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University
Krystal McLeod, Assistant Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Office of Global Programs, New York University
Claude Moraes, Member of the European Parliament, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats; Chair, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Ann Morning, Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Science, New York University
Mathias Möschel, Professor of Law, Central European University
Pamela Newkirk, Professor of Journalism, Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
Michaël Privot, Director, European Network Against Racism
Renate Schroeder, Director, European Federation of Journalists
Debora Spini, Lecturer, New York University Florence
John Kuo Wei Tchen, Professor, New York University; Founding Director, NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute
Ellyn Toscano, Executive Director, New York University Florence
Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

NYU Student team: Eilish Anderson, Nana Apraku, Sariah Bunker, Michelle Deme, Felipe Gomes, Natalie Gomez, Parker Hollingsworth, Ismail Ibrahim, Helen You

Deatailed program can be found on the LPD web-site