Conference 2016

Nationalism, Migration and Population Change, 19-21 April 2016

ASEN Conference 2016

The ASEN Annual Conference is a 3 day programme of events, held each spring at the London School of Economics, that brings together leading academics, researchers and policy-makers from around the world to discuss some of the major challenges and issues in the field of ethnicity and nationalism.

This year’s conference, ASEN’s 26th, will focus on the relationship between nationalism, migration and population change – a deeply intertwined set of issues that not only speaks to contemporary policy debates in Western Europe and beyond, but also raises a number of broader historical and theoretical questions: How does migration and ethnic change affect the nation? Under what conditions do ethnic majorities respond with anti-immigration sentiments, populist voting or even violence? How do migrant diasporas shape nationalist movements in their home countries?

Each of the three days of the conference will centre around a plenary session featuring presentations by distinguished academics. Each of them will provide different perspectives on the conference’s central theme of the interrelation between nationalism, migration and population change. Additionally, conference participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of paper presentations, side workshops, lunch and dinner meetings, policy discussions, as well a special documentary film screening (all subject to capacity).

Further information about this year’s theme is available here. Please note that a full programme will be released in early April.

Further information about the plenary speakers is available here.

Registration is now open here.


For any enquiries about the conference, please contact the conference Co-Chairs, Peny Sotiropoulou and Alessia Dalceggio, at

For any enquiries about sponsorship or advertising, please contact the Coordinator, Richard Gowing,