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Seminar November 24th: Pressure as a catalyst for change? Employment, diversity and immigration in the 2010s

07/10/2016

WeAll organise an open seminar
Pressure as a catalyst for change? Employment, diversity and immigration in the 2010s

Time: Thursday, November 24 at 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Hanken | Svenska handelshögskolanArkadiagatan 22, 00101 Helsinki

In the past few years, war and poverty have forced millions of people in Africa and the Middle East to leave their homes. In 2015, in particular, many asylum seekers sought refuge in Europe, including in Finland. This, coinciding with the economic recession and high unemployment, has been argued by some to cause tensions in receiving countries.

Can such pressures act as a catalyst for increasing and deepening equality and anti-discrimination in working life? Can these processes be a catalyst for more critical understandings of whiteness, (anti-)racism and diversity? Finnish society has thus far failed to recognize and harness fully the skills and education of immigrants. This makes it difficult for people who have recently arrived in Finland to secure a position in the labour market. Who are “the immigrants”, and in what kind of position are they in in the labour force? How can the term “immigrants” even be deployed, when the people grouped under that term are so diverse?

Program

13.00 Welcome, Chair and Adjunct Professor Mira Karjalainen, University of Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics

*Welcome to Hanken and WeAll Project, Principal Investigator Charlotta Niemistö, Hanken School of Economics

*Thinking about how differences connect with each other: on diversity, multiculturalism and intersectionality, Professor Jeff Hearn, Hanken and Örebro University

*Thinking about how differences connect with each other: on diversity, multiculturalism and intersectionality, Professor Jeff Hearn, Hanken and Örebro University

*Historical perspective on migration and immigration in Finland, Adjunct Professor Markku Mattila, Institute of Migration

*The injustice of stereotypes, Njoki Githieya, Monika – Multicultural Women’s Association

14.05 Short break

Potpourri of ongoing WeAll-Research:

*Business Lead 2016 – integration program delivered by Hanken & SSE and Hanken, CEO and Adjunct Professor Sari Salojärvi

*Immigrant Women in the Labour Market in Finland – Hurdles, Options and Empowerments, Post-doctoral researcher Researcher Tytti Steel, University of Helsinki

*Immigrant labour in rural businesses, Senior Researcher Merja Lähdesmäki and Postgraduate student Timo Suutari, Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki

*Gendered Discourses on Care and Work in Refugee Centres in Finland, Research Director and Associate Professor, Marjut Jyrkinen, University of Helsinki

Closing remarks, Professor Ann Phoenix, University of Helsinki

15.30 Mingling with refreshments, wine service

16.00 Seminar ends

Live stream at: https://hanken.kurssi.tv/lives/weall/