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Book launch: New Migration Realities

  • Date(s)
    5 October 2017
  • Time
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Location
    British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Book launch: New Migration Realities



 Facts and figures about immigration to the UK have become a constant feature of the political debate, culminating in a particular obsession with the level of net migration in recent years. But numbers are just one small part of the debate on immigration, which is part of a much wider story about public services, identity, culture and integration.

New research from Policy Network, supported by the Barrow Cadbury Fund, explores how narratives around immigration have been created in the UK and in continental Europe, and how right wing populist parties have used the issue to challenge established mainstream political forces.

Join us for the launch of the book 'New Migration Realities: inclusive narratives', the culmination of a 12 month project considering the public and political debate about migration in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden, and asking what the UK can learn from its European neighbours as it seeks to create a more productive conversation around immigration in the wake of Brexit.




  • Maeve Glavey, author, New Migration Realities
  • Phoebe Griffith, associate director for migration, integration and communities, IPPR
  • Rupa Huq MP, shadow home office minister and member of parliament for Ealing Central and Acton
  • Jonathan Portes, professor of economics and public policy, King’s College London
  • Patrick Diamond, co-chair, Policy Network and former head of policy planning, 10 Downing Street (chair)


This event and research is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Fund

A drinks reception for all guests will follow the event at 20:00

For more information please contact Josh Newlove

Photo credit: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.com

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