ObjectivesTo be an international research facility for the study of racism, ethnicity and nationalism. To provide a context for debate between researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the region and beyond. To facilitate capacity building through the intellectual development of the next generation of scholars and practitioners in the area of racism and nationalism studies. These objectives are pursued through funded research, publications, conferences and seminars and the taught MSc course on Racism and Imperialism. The Centre's launch was marked by a seminar series on Racism, Ethnicity and Social Theory and has been followed by workshops on ‘Racism and Social Theory’ and ‘Racism, Discrimination and Welfare-State Institutions in Denmark, France and the UK'.