Conference Report

Published Date: 
Sunday, 13 April 1997
Geoffrey Williams

The conference had two main purposes: to explore the characteristics of the Asian dimension in British public policy and to focus on the degree to which a common policy agenda could be identified in terms of policy-relevant research and practice.  

The conference was a timely opportunity to reassess policy and practice relating to the 1.2 million Asians in Britain. Internal heterogeneity, variations in outlook and contrasting patterns of integration were examined, as well as the role of ethnic identity, generation, socio-economic status, education and civic values in terms of their implications for a range of policy spheres. 


Dr Avtar Brah, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Prof. Michael Chan, Visiting Professor of Ethnic Health, University of Liverpool

Charles Landry, Director, Comedia

Dr Shamit Saggar, Senior Lecturer in Government, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

John Singh, Educational Consultant and former HMI

Jatinder Verma, Director, Tara Arts Group

Dr Satnam Virdee, Fellor, Policy Studies Institute


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