In an era of superdiversity we need to radically rethink integration, says Nando Sigona at Bright Blue’s Immigration Commission

In September 2014, the Conservative think-tank Bright Blue hosted an oral evidence session on immigration. A team of high-profile commissioners interviewed experts from academia, government, journalism, the third sector and business.

Dr Nando Sigona, Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham
Dr Nando Sigona, Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

There were eight main sessions: business and growth; work and poverty; education, research, innovation and skills; local communities and public services; refugees, border control, visas and detention centres; families and children; and integration. IRiS Dr Nando Sigona was invited to contribute to the discussion on integration. The interview panels included: David Goodhart (Prospect/Demos), Carlos Vargas-Silva (Migration Observatory), Sunder Katwala (British Future) and two representatives of Bright Blue.

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