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Ismaili Centre, Vancouver
4010 Canada Way Burnaby British Columbia V5G 1G8 Canada

The Ismaili Centre, Vancouver hosted Professor Catherine Dauvergne for the first in a series of three Conversation Series events. Dauvergne, the eighth dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, has written several books on refugee, immigration, and citizenship law over the past quarter of a century, and was joined on stage by Dr. Sajoo, who lectures in history and global politics at Simon Fraser University.

The conversation explored the idea that populism, nation-building, and ‘ethnoburbs’ are often viewed as external worldly problems, not necessarily relevant to North America and Europe, despite public discourse in Quebec, the United States, and Western Europe that would suggest the opposite. Professors Dauvergne and Sajoo brought light to how migration is at the very core of our identity and how we identify with ourselves and others.