The New Minority: white working class politics in an era of immigration and inequality

Hosted by the LSE Migration Studies Unit

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building,


Dr Justin Gest

Dame Margaret Hodge

Stephen Kinnock


Professor Eric Kaufmann

This talk will reveal key findings from the first rigorous study of the social and political trends underpinning Brexit and the Trump phenomenon in the United States.

Justin Gest is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, and co-founder of the LSE Migration Studies Unit.

Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) is Labour MP for Barking and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has served as Minister for Children, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Stephen Kinnock (@SKinnock) is Labour MP for Aberavon.

Eric Kaufmann (@epkaufm) is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. 

The LSE Migration Studies Unit is a multidisciplinary research group that is the focus point for migration research across all LSE departments.

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A podcast of this event is available to download from The New Minority: white working class politics in an era of immigration and inequality

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