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Cultural and Religious Diversity in the Era of National Security - The Challenges Ahead

Thursday 7 May, 5.30pm, R0.21, Ramphal Building

This is the Second Annual Lecture of the Centre for Rights, Equality and Diversity. It will be delivered by Liz Fekete, currently Executive Director of the Institute of Race Relations, London.

The lecture will be based on Liz's recently published book, A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe.

"A Suitable Enemy" examines xeno-racism - a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism - where migrants who do not assimilate, or who are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.

Liz Fekete's book is important and timely. The author is addressing crucial issues helping the readers to understand how new kinds of racism, exclusion and power struggles are at work. Liz Fekete shows us how the far right discourses and policies are being more and more normalised, especially when it come to stigmatising Muslims. She reveals the many dangers facing the European societies : this book is a wake up call for all the citizens with a sense of dignity and justice."
- Professor Tariq Ramadan, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Dr Lydia Lewis on before Friday 24 April.