Multiculturalism, Integration and Contact amongst Socio-Ethnic Groups in Malta
18 January 2017
University of Malta, Valletta Campus
(Registration is free - opening at 08:30)
This symposium will discuss findings from two international studies concerning intercultural relations in Malta led by Dr Gordon Sammut (Psychology Lab). The first study (MIRIPS) investigated acculturation attitudes and expectations amongst six socio-ethnic groups in Malta. The study tested three hypotheses concerning Multiculturalism, Integration and Contact in Malta. The second study (Re.Cri.Re) investigated social representations concerning the integration of Arabs amongst the Maltese. The study identified different argumentation structures that support or oppose integration.
The findings of these studies will be discussed by a multidisciplinary panel of speakers and will consider diverse implications for Maltese society.
Dr Andrew Azzopardi | Dean, Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Minister Dr Helena Dalli | Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties
Panel of Speakers
Dr Gordon Sammut | Psychology Lab – Plenary
Dr Carmen Sammut | Pro-Rector Student and Staff Affairs and Outreach
Dr Anna Khakee, Head of Department | Department of International Relations, Faculty of Arts
Dr Sue Vella | Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Dr Maria Pisani | Department of Youth Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing