LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity opening conference [will be postponed]

Start date

Friday 15 May 2020, 13:00

End date

Friday 15 May 2020, 19:00


Festive Opening Conference of the new LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity. At this conference the new LDE Centre GMD will be launched on May, 15th. A variety of scholars, policymakers and civil society organisations gather to discuss how governance can contribute to inclusive societies and how we can deal with the challenges and opportunities offered by migration and migration-related diversities

Migration and migration-related diversities are amongst the most complex governance challenges today. This is nothing new; migration has been at the heart of societal transformations in the past and is likely to remain so in the future. In fact, the rise of ‘superdiversity’ takes the importance of migration and diversity to a next level.

LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity

Understanding this complexity requires contributions from across various academic disciplines and demands a focus that connects the history and the present, and the local to the national and the global. Therefore, the University of Leiden, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam have agreed to work together in the LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity to mobilize robust knowledge to understand the complexities of migration and diversity. The three universities are amongst the most diverse universities in the world while being located in some of the most diverse cities in the world, shaped by migration and migration-related diversities throughout their histories.

Preliminary Programme


Prof. dr. Ash Amin

Professor Amin is Professor of Geography and head of the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He is known for his work on the geographies of modern living, on ‘seeing like a city’ but also race and multiculturism as a hybrid of biopolitics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and Foreign Member of the Italian Academia Nazionale Dei Lincei.

Prof. dr. Halleh Ghorashi

Professor Ghorashi is Full Professor of Diversity and Integration and Head of the Department of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Between 2005 and 2012 she held the prestigious position of PaVEM-chair in Management of Diversity and Integration at the Department of Organization Science at the VU.


More information

Admission: Free of charge for all registered participants

Registration: Click here (until May 4th 2020)

More info: By email info@gmdcentre.nl or

Dr. Mark van Ostaijen - Senior executive manager


Lhamo Meyer - Junior executive manager