Migration has become a key issue in German politics, and the open-door policy that Angela Merkel implemented could be a political liability as she seeks her fourth term as chancellor in 2017. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers have entered Germany since 2015 and the country has struggled to introduce these immigrants into German politics, economics, and society.
Dr. Cornelia Schu, who heads a group of experts who advise the German government on migration issues, will join us for a discussion exploring how Germany is coping with the vast numbers of immigrants that have entered its borders.
A light lunch will be served.
This event is part of the 2016-2017 Policy & Thought Leader Series.
About the speaker:
Dr. Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit
Cornelia Schu serves as the SVR’s Managing Director as well as the Director of the SVR’s Research Unit. Before joining the SVR, Dr. Schu led Stiftung Mercator’s thematic cluster on integration, where she gained extensive expertise in integration policy. Dr. Schu also worked as Personal Assistant to the Secretary General and the Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities. Dr. Schu holds a PhD in German studies.