Briefly Noted/“Immigration and Racism in Europe: Old Prejudices, New Challenges” to Be Subject of Pitt CRSP Lecture Feb. 13

Issue Date: 
February 5, 2007

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, a Paris-based expert on the politics of immigration and discrimination, will give a free public lecture—titled “Immigration and Racism in Europe: Old Prejudices, New Challenges”—from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning.

The talk is part of the Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) Reed Smith Spring 2007 Speaker Series. Lunch will be provided, and registration is not required.

Educated at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, often referred to as Sciences Po Paris, d’Appollonia teaches graduate and undergraduate courses there and is an associate senior researcher at CEVIPOF, the institute’s Center for Political Research. She also codirects the Immigration and Security Initiative Immigration Research Network, a transatlantic research group cosponsored by Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security, the University’s Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, and Sciences Po Paris.

D’Appollonia specializes in the politics of immigration and antidiscrimination in Europe, racism and xenophopia, extreme right-wing movements, immigrant integration, and urban racism. At Sciences Po Paris, d’Appollonia was the inaugural director of the American Center and also headed a transatlantic research network called Transnationalism, Immigration, Racism, Ethnocentrism, and the State.

She also has taught at other universities in France and the United States and was a visiting fellow in Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security and the University’s European Union Center for Excellence.

For more information about the lecture, call 412-624-7382.