Increasing diversity brings colour to Great Britain (pictured) and Northern Ireland. (Image credit: Duncan Hull/Flickr)

Increasing diversity brings colour to Great Britain (pictured) and Northern Ireland. (Image credit: Duncan Hull/Flickr)

Increasing diversity brings colour to Great Britain (pictured) and Northern Ireland. (Image credit: Duncan Hull/Flickr)

This week data from the 2011 British census were released to the public, and it made for some fascinating reading. Many people’s perceptions of Britain had changed during this summer’s Olympic Games. Medallists such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Christine Ohuruogu were the face of British athletic success and each represented a portion of 21st century Britain…

Whilst it often seemed like it would never end, the US presidential election is over. President Obama has emerged victorious from a lengthy electoral process and has been awarded a second term by the American public.

Although the voting is over, the analysis of the election results has only just begun. As you read…

Journeys of Belonging

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October 31, 2012
Portraits of participants

Seventeen people from around the world spoke with us about the many layers of their personal identities.

Portraits of participants

Personal identity is one of the most tangible reflections of diversity within a society. It’s also a common source of misunderstanding, especially when we talk about differences between the so-called “Muslim world” and the “West.” Often, Western and Muslim-majority nations are viewed through the divisive lens of “us versus them.” These binary divisions have little…

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi visits the Islamic Center at NYU. (Image credit: British Consulate General-New York)

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi visits the Islamic Center at NYU. (Image credit: British Consulate General-New York)

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi visits the Islamic Center at NYU. (Image credit: British Consulate General-New York)

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim to serve in the British Cabinet, addressed NYU students recently on her life in politics and her domestic and international work.

In the NYU President’s Colloquial Room, overlooking Washington Square, Britain’s Senior Foreign Office Minister and most senior Asian politician engaged with students during an event organized by the…

Tim Rivera, Nasar Meer, and Kubra Gumusay speak on the day's first panel. (Image credit: Momenta Creative 2012)

Tim Rivera, Nasar Meer, and Kubra Gumusay speak on the day's first panel. (Image credit: Momenta Creative 2012)

Tim Rivera, Nasar Meer, and Kubra Gumusay speak on the day's first panel. (Image credit: Momenta Creative 2012)

October 2nd marked an event that brought together organizations representing five different European countries (and the European Union itself) to discuss multiculturalism and inclusion not only in diverse European societies, but also here in America. Partnering with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the EU National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), the…