Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations,

Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations,
"Fiza Ahmed" b_vjg

Dear Colleague,

We are writing on behalf of the Organising Committee, to inform you of the call for papers for the:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-6 July 2007

The conference brings together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. It examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, and there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity.

The conference will explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. It supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalisation.

As well as an impressive line up of international main speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call for papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for consideration before or after the conference in the fully refereed International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal, and give you access to the online version of the journal.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 31 January 2007. Proposals are reviewed within one week of submission.

Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website -

We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope you will be able to join us in Amsterdam in July 2007.

Yours Sincerely,

Fiza Ahmed
Seba Cultuurmanagement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marij Urlings
Dean, Inholland School of Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If you have any inquiries about this conference, please send them to All emails are answered in person by one of our conference administrators within two working days.