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Montréal in the Context of Trans-Atlantic Migration and Globalization: Historical, Political, and Cultural Reception, Perception, and Reality

  • Wilson Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

Debate about migration is at the top of the political agenda in countries around the world. Current global conflicts are focusing public attention on coping with the influx of newcomers, particularly in urban areas where migrants and refugees are settling. As cities face the challenges of accommodating immigrants, Montreal offers a model for harnessing diversity to help build a more inclusive, safe, sustainable and globally competitive city.

The Canada Institute and the Urban Sustainability Laboratory of the Wilson Center and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) of McGill University are hosting a discussion of  Montreal, the second largest francophone city in the world, and its experience with immigrant integration and cultural diversity in an urban setting.

A panel of interdisciplinary scholars from McGill University will offer a historical and contemporary examination of public policies, practices, and events that have shaped the social, political, and cultural landscape of Montreal. Panelists will identify some obstacles and challenges to immigrant integration in the Montreal context and will share initiatives and projects in favor of a more inclusive and participatory city.

Event Details

  • Date: April 20, 2017

  • When: 9:30-11:00 AM

  • Where: Wilson Center, 5th Floor