Prof. Dr Steven Vertovec is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at Oxford University and Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He is author of five books including Superdiversity (Routledge, forthcoming) and editor of thirty-five volumes including the International Handbook of Diversity Studies (Routledge, 2015). Prof. Dr Vertovec was a member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Migration and Integration and has acted as expert or consultant for numerous agencies, including the UK Home Office, British Council, the European Commission, the G8, World Bank and UNESCO.
This forum summarises discussions and findings from the pre-working groups and other sources and forms the thematic conclusion of the conference. It is also intended as a stimulus and inspiration and will build a bridge to the 26th International Metropolis Conference.