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Feb 9


6:30 PM–8:00 PM


A Diverse Nation: the French Model of Integration

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Room 3rd Floor

Panel Discussion:

A Diverse Nation: the French Model of Integration

Panel discussion with Patrick Simon, Andreas Wimmer, and Riva Kastoryano, moderated by Alexander Stille

*Location: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Panelists discuss how the French model of integration is responding to the growing diversity within French society.  They explore some of the findings of a new large-scale study co-authored by Patrick Simon for the INED, Trajectoires et origines, which traces the social trajectories of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants in France through their experiences with education, employment, family formation, identity formation, and experiences of discrimination. 

Patrick Simon is a Directeur de recherche at the Institut national d’etudes démographiques in Paris and is an ARC Distinguished Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Riva Kastoryano is a sociologist at Sciences Po and author of Negotiating Identities: States and Immigrants in France and Germany (Princeton UP). Andreas Wimmer is the Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia. Alexander Stille is the San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.

Trajectoires et origines has garnered coverage in the French and American press including the following articles:

"Les enfants d'immigrés s'intègrent, mais restent victimes du chômage et de la discrimination"- Le Monde

"La population française a pris conscience qu'elle vit dans une société multiculturelle "- Le Monde

"Coup de projecteur sur les enfants de limmigration École, religion, identité... l'enquête « Trajectoires et origines » dresse un portrait exhaustif des immigrés et de leurs enfants dans la société. "- Le Figaro

"Perçus comme ètrangers, les fils d'immigrés réussissent moins bien que leurs parents "- Libération 

"Study Finds Children of Immigrants embracing Frenchness" - The New York Times

Co-sponsored by the Maison Française and Alliance Program.

A Diverse Nation: the French Model of Integration