'Race and Identity - how globalisation and diversity changes everything'

Speaker Professor Ted Cantle
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Nov 20, 2013 06:00 PM
Ends at Nov 20, 2013 07:00 PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact For more information contact Louise Carr at: lbc4@leicester.ac.uk

Professor Ted Cantle is a world renowned figure for his research on community relations. He has held a wide range of senior positions in public service in the UK at both national and local level, focusing on urban regeneration and key social and environmental problems. In August 2001, he was appointed by the Home Secretary to lead the review of the causes of the summer riots in a number of UK northern towns and cities.

His much lauded report – known as ‘the Cantle Report’ – introduced the concept of ‘community cohesion’ and it was subsequently adopted by Government. It was widely seen as a critique of the then policy of multiculturalism, based upon ‘parallel lives’ or separateness, and it heralded a new framework for ‘race’ and diversity based on interaction and positive values for diversity. His work includes reflections on the ‘Leicester model’ of community relations.

Professor Cantle founded the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo) the UK’s leading authority on community cohesion. He was awarded the CBE in 2004 and is the author of Community Cohesion: A New Framework for Race and Diversity published by Palgrave Macmillan (updated Edition 2008) and more recently Interculturalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

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