The Open University's Centre for Citizenships, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) will host an event in London to launch the new book “Military Migrants: Fighting for YOUR country”, by Vron Ware (Palgrave MacMillan).
This book explores the phenomenon of Britain's multi-national army, a topic that has passed virtually unnoticed in public debates about immigration, citizenship, multiculturalism, national identity and war.
In doing so, it poses searching questions about the relationship between the armed services and the society they are charged to defend.
The event will be chaired by Evelyn Ruppert (Open University).
The following speakers will address the event: The author, Vron Ware (CCIG, Open University); Brigadier Mark Abraham, Responsible for employment policy in the British Army (2007-2011) and currently responsible for the army's civil engagement policy; Captain Afzal Amin, Chair of Armed Forces Muslim Association; and Engin Isin, Professor of Citizenship (Politics and International Studies), CCIG, Open University.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
To register, please send an email to [email protected]
BOOK LAUNCH: "Military Migrants: Fighting for YOUR country"
Date: 14th November 2012
Time: from 18:00 to 20:00
Where: The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP
For further information on the event, please visit http://www8.open.ac.uk/ccig/events/book-launch-military-migrants