In cooperation with the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the John Adams Institute held a lecture and panel discussion on migration and integration, and how approaches to this global issue differ in the USA and the Netherlands. John Mollenkopf, Professor at City University of New York, spoke about migration and its social effects. After his lecture, Geert Mak moderated a discussion with Susan Fainstein, Paul Scheffer and Jaap van der Aa. New York has approximately 100 more years of experience with migration than Amsterdam and thus the U.S. approach towards this issue differs in many aspects from the Dutch. The event presented both Dutch and American views on migration and re-opened debate on migration and the lack-of social integration.
Moderator: Geert Mak
In collaboration with: Amsterdam Study Centre for the Metropolitan Environment, Universiteit van Amsterdam, United States Embassy to the Netherlands in The Hague, The Netherland-America Foundation, Delta Airlines, AEGON N.V., Claire Taylor, Borrie & Co R.A.