Summer School on Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity › view all
Joint summer program of BIGSSS and Bertelsmann Stiftung
In the summer of 2017, BIGSSS and Bertelsmann Stiftung jointly organize a summer school on “Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity”.
The summer school will focus on the interplay between social cohesion, on the one hand, and cultural, ethnic, and religious plurality, on the other, in times of societal transformations and increasing migration flows around the globe. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and discuss the impact of socio-structural, institutional, political as well as individual factors on social cohesion at different levels of societal organization. Next to the question as to what promotes social cohesion, the summer school pays equal attention to the importance of cohesion for the well-being of social entities and individuals both in the OECD World and the Global South in light of key indicators.
BIGSSS summer schools have always featured prolific keynote speakers and will also do so in 2017. So far our renowned international experts include: Jan Delhey/Magdeburg, Jan Germen Janmaat/London, Peter Schmidt/Gießen, Claire Wallace/Aberdeen (confirmed), Joseph Chan/Hong Kong, Elaine Chan/Hong Kong (tbc).
For more info on the program, applications requirements, and conditions of application, please visit the Social Cohesion 2017 website.