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Back | Programme Area: Identities, Conflict and Cohesion (2000 - 2009) | Event: Racism and Public Policy Conference


Racism and Public Policy Conference

  • Date: 3 - 5 Sep 2001
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Speakers: Alexandra Pero, Amina Mama, Angela King, Antonio Guimaraes, Benjamin Bowling, Bernard Magubane, Boo Teik Khoo, Diego Iturralde, Frene Ginwala, George Fredrickson, Glenn Loury, Guy Mhone, Hajo Funke, Hans-Georg Betz, Jane Bennett, Jeroen Doomernik, Jomo Sundaram, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Kwesi Prah, Lee Swepston, Lily Rahim, Manning Marable, Marcia Langton, Marisol de la Cadena, Mark Suzman, Mary Robinson, Neville Alexander, Njabulo Ndebele, Peter Schatzer, Pierre Sané, Ralph Premdas, Ray Jureidini, Renosi Mokate, Robert Bullard, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Sam Moyo, Sheldon Danziger, Thandika Mkandawire, Tom Lodge, Tracey Mcintosh, Vernellia Randall, Vijay Prashad
  • Project Title: Racism and Public Policy

Tuesday 4th September 2001


Royal Hotel, Durban

Session Five: Migration and Multiculturalism

• Chair: Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration

• Jeroen Doomernik, Immigration, Multiculturalism and the European Nation State

• Ray Jureidini, Migrant Workers, Racism and Xenophobia in the Middle East


>> Theme Three: Organized Responses to Cultural Diversity

Session Six: Social Movements, Political Parties and Racism

• Chair: Reed Brody, Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

• Manning Marable, Structural Racism and US Democracy: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement

• Hans-Georg Betz, Exclusionary Populism in Western Europe: A Threat to Democracy and Civil Rights?

• Tom Lodge, Political Parties, Civil Rights Movements and Racism in South Africa

• Hajo Funke, Anti-Racist Movements and Public Policies in Western Democracies


>> Theme Four: The Impact of Public Policies on Race Relations

Session Seven: Institutional Reform

• Chair: Frene Ginwala, Speaker, Parliament of South Africa

• Ralph Premdas, Ethno-Racial Divisions and Governance: The Problem of Institutional Reform and Adaptation

• Benjamin Bowling, Coretta Phillips, Alexandra Campbell and Maria Docking, Policing and Human Rights: Eliminating Discrimination, Xenophobia, Intolerance and the Abuse of Power from Policework

• Neville Alexander, Language, Education and Race Relations


Session Eight: Gender, Race and Public Policy

• Chair: Amina Mama, Director, African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town

• Kum Kum Bhavnani, Race, Women and Public Policy in the United States and United Kingdom

• Tracey McIntosh, Contested Realities: Race, Gender and Public Policy in New Zealand

• Jane Bennett, Gender, Race and Public Policy in South Africa