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Segregation in modern London: The behaviour of the ‘ethnic majority’
Thu 5 May 2016, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
David Goodhart will speak on the contentious issue of 'white flight' from inner London.
Segregation is often seen as the result of the behaviour of ethnic minorities, but here, Goodhart investigates the role of the behaviours and preferences of the ‘white’ ethnic majority. In particular he uses recent research to address how far American experience in the 1950s and 60s can be used to explain the contemporary British experience.
David Goodhart is a British journalist, commentator, author and director of the Integration Hub as well as the Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit based at Policy Exchange. He is the former director of the London based think tank Demos. He is also founder and former editor of Prospect magazine, which he set up in 1995, and he remains the magazine’s editor-at-large.
David is a prominent figure in public debate in the UK, who regularly writes for the national press. He has also presented several BBC Radio 4 Analysis programmes. Before Prospect, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times for 12 years – including a stint in Germany during the unification period. In 2013 David published a book, The British Dream, about postwar multiculturalism, national identity and immigration. It was short-listed for the Orwell Book Prize in 2014.
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Room 2.3, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
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