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Invitation: Inclusions and Exclusions – Crossing Borders of the Welfare State

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS – CROSSING BORDERS OF THE WELFARE STATE
Wednesday 11 May 2011, Swedish School of Social Science, Helsinki

The Nordic Ph.D.-student Network for Research on Immigration, Integration & Welfare
(WelMi) invites you to join four public lectures by established international scholars on
the relationship between welfare states and immigration at the Swedish School of Social
Science (Snellmansgatan 12, Helsingfors) Lecture hall, 11 May 2011, 1–6 pm. The event is
organized in cooperation with the NCoE NordWel and the Swedish School of Social Science.

13.00 WELCOMING WORDS
Prof. Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki

13.15 IMMIGRATION POLICY: CONTRADICTIONS, CONTINUITY AND EXCLUSION
Prof. Rosemary Sales, Middlesex University
Commentary by Adjunct Prof. Pasi Saukkonen, University of Helsinki

14.15 WHEN RIGHTS DISAPPEAR: EU MIGRATION POLICY IN A POST-SOCIAL EUROPE
Associate Prof. Peo Hansen, Linköping University
Commentary by Prof. Sirpa Wrede, University of Helsinki

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45 GENDER EQUALITY AND THE NORDIC WELFARE STATES: ACTORS, DYNAMICS AND INSTITUTIONS
Prof. Anette Borchorst, Aalborg University
Commentary by Adjunct Prof. Suvi Keskinen, University of Turku

16.45 ETHNIC ORGANISATION AND POLITICAL INTEGRATION
Prof. Bo Bengtsson, Uppsala University
Commentary by Adjunct Prof. Aino Saarinen, University of Helsinki

17.45 CLOSING OF THE EVENT
Prof. Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki
For additional information, please contact WelMi coordinator Saara Pellander,
saara.pellander@helsinki.fi

PLEASE NOTE: The programme is open to all and does not require registration. However, we
ask that you please inform WelMi coordinator Saara Pellander by Friday 6.5. if you plan
to be present at the coffee break, so that the appropriate amount of refreshments can be
reserved.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:
Rosemary Sales
is Professor Emiritus of Social Policy at Middlesex University. She has written and
researched widely on migration processes and policy in Britain and Europe. Her recent
research projects have focused on new migration to London, including Chinese and Polish
migration, and on migration, schooling and diversity. Her most recent book Understanding
Migration and Refugee Policy was published by Policy Press in 2007.

Peo Hansen
is a political scientist and Associate Professor at the Institute for Research on
Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University. His main research
interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European
integration. His publications include Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare
State, co-authored with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Stephen Castles (Oxford University Press,
2006); The Politics of European Citizenship: Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights
and Migration Policy, co-authored with Sandy B. Hager (Berghahn Books, 2010); and
Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism, co-authored with
Stefan Jonsson (Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming 2012).

Anette Borchorst
is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her
primary research interests are related to the intersection between gender, ethnicity and
class in public policies. Among her recent publications are Borchorst, Anette & Mari
Teigen (2010) ”Political Intersectionality: Tackling Inequalities in Public Policies in
Scandinavia”, Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, 2–3, and Borchorst, Anette & Birte Siim (2008)
”Woman-friendly Policies and State Feminism: Theorizing Scandinavian Gender Equality”,
Feminist Theory 9(2).

Bo Bengtsson
is Professor of Political Science, esp. housing and urban policy, at Uppsala University,
Sweden. He has published extensively in the field of housing policy and politics, in
recent years also on integration politics and ethnic organization. Theoretically, his
main interests are historical institutionalism, political opportunity structures,
corporatism and perspectives of thin rationality. He has been keynote speaker and
workshop organizer at a number of international conferences, and is a member of the
editorial board of Housing, Theory and Society. He has been the editor of five books,
most recently Diversity, Integration and Citizenship in Scandinavia (with Per Strömblad
and Ann-Helén Bay).