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Professor to give UN talk

A leading researcher in race equality been invited to make an address to the UN General Assembly

Professor Nasar Meer will discuss the topic of nationalist politics and policy implications for migration.

He will also highlight a new cross-national Horizon2020 project, which Edinburgh is leading. The project will explore the successful ways migrants and refugees are incorporated into Europe, including Scotland.

The academic panel will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, 20 April.

Prestigious event

The event is part of the United Nations University’s series, ‘Academic Thinking on Migration’.

The programme helps diplomatic communities in New York engage with the latest academic research and thinking on relevant migration policy issues.

Experts from across the globe will highlight their research exploring a range of issues, including the rise in anti-migrant violence, xenophobic attitudes and the migration crisis in Europe.

Research profile

Nasar Meer is Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University, and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow.

He was previously Professor of Comparative Citizenship and Social Policy at Strathclyde University, and a Reader at both Strathclyde and Northumbria University where he was also co-Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship (CCSC).

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Professor Nasar Meer

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