Sinisa Malesevic (UCD): Do National Identities Exist? Enrique Camacho (UNAM): Nationalism and Crisis. Netta Barak Corren and Noam Gidron (Harvard) and Yuval Feldman (Bar-Ilan): The Cultural Defense of Majorities and Discrimination Against Minorities. Clara Sandelind reviews The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies, ed. Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka. What it takes to truly be “one of us”: In U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, publics say language matters more to national identity than birthplace. Multiculturalism is unpopular with the majority — even though it makes for happier societies. “Multiculturalism — the root cause of slavery and genocide throughout history”.

Vikram Gautam (Delhi): Revisiting the Idea of Multiculturalism in India: Accommodating Muslims’ Religious Identity in Public Sphere. Qiang Li (NUS): Does Multiculturalism Work? Language, Friendship Homophily, and Well-Being of Immigrants in Canada. Michael C. Quinlan (Notre Dame Australia): Marriage, Tradition, Multiculturalism and the Accommodation of Difference in Australia. Merlin Schaeffer (Cologne): Can Competing Diversity Indices Inform Us about Why Ethnic Diversity Erodes Social Cohesion? A Test of Five Diversity Indices in Germany. The introduction to The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History by Rita Chin.