PIER REGIONS African Studies East Asian Studies European Studies Latin AMerican Studies Middle East Studies

Immigration in Europe:
Historical Trends and New Challenges

July 5 - 10, 2011

From post colonial diasporas to the collapse of the Soviet bloc states and increasing globalization, the modern face of Europe is rapidly changing because of unprecedented migration from every corner of the world. Our 2011 Summer Institute explores the European experience of cultural difference, integration, assimilation, and the challenging problems and benefits that arise from being a world multi-cultural center. This Institute invites international researchers and scholars to work directly with K-16 educators on analyzing the impact of immigration on economy, trade, national security, ecology, and culture, using a wide range of European countries as examples. We will also be developing in-depth comparisons to the changing experience of immigration in the United States in order to make the content directly relevant for students in our schools. The Institute’s focus will be on developing ways to transform the content of this program into captivating classroom experiences and discussions for students of all ages. Join us this summer for the latest social studies content, ideas, and methodology on the European experience.

For more information, please contact Douglas Park at douglas.park@yale.edu or (203) 415-5536.

To register for a PIER Summer Institute, please complete the on-line application.

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The 2011 PIER Summer Institutes for Educators at Yale University are sponsored by Programs in International Educational Resources, the Council on African Studies, the Council on East Asian Studies, the Council on European Studies, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, the Council on Middle East Studies, and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with generous support from Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.