The UK's Racialized Immigration Policies

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 1-2pm ET

In-person & Virtual

In April 2022, the UK announced its plan to send single young male asylum seekers to Rwanda. This policy is the most recent example of the UK’s immigration system's roots in racism and colonialism. Dr. Helidah Ogude-Chambert will discuss the racism inherent in the United Kingdom’s immigration policies and print media depiction of migrants, that commonly invoke colonial tropes or stereotypes of Islam. Dr. Ogude-Chambert's talk will discuss where this racism stems from, which communities are particularly vulnerable to it, and why.

The talk will be moderated by SIPA Professor Daniel Naujoks.
Dr. Ogude-Chambert will participate virtually. Columbia students and faculty can opt to join the in-person joint viewing or to join virtually. Due to the pandemic, other guests only have the option to join online. Please see the separate registration options. 
A light lunch will be served after the event. 
Speaker bio
Helidah ‘Didi’ Ogude-Chambert is a South African-Kenyan national, who is an International Studies and Development academic and practitioner with more than 15 years of experience. She is currently a Social Development Specialist at The World Bank and works in fragile and conflict-affected environments, on issues of climate- and conflict-induced displacement, violence prevention, social cohesion, and gender and racial equity. She has worked in Uganda, North-East Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Indonesia, among other countries. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she has research interests in racialized and transnational masculinities, affective theories, news discourse, immigration policy, and race-critical and postcolonial theories. She holds a Masters in Global Affairs from New York University and a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy (Migration Policy) from The New School in New York.