FEBRUARY 14-17, 2017

Refugee Crisis in Europe II – Challenges and Opportunities

We will discuss the European Refugee Crisis with Gregory A. Maniatis who treats the European Refugee Crisis from within a global perspective. He appeals to both the US and the EU to organize both the humanitarian rescue of refugees and to help end the military conflicts causing the crisis by gradually re-establishing, through diplomacy, a sustainable political order in those countries torn apart by civil war. He will also discuss the effects of American and European foreign politics in regard to the integration of refugees as well as the pros and cons of integration politics on both sides of the Atlantic

Leading Expert: Gregory A. Maniatis, Senior Advisor to Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for Migration, Senior Advisor at the Open Society Foundationscsm_02_16_maniatis_e62e26b8df, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, and a co-director of Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative. Mr. Maniatis has worked closely with the European Commission, EU member state governments, the European Parliament, international organizations, and civil society groups on all aspects of migration policy. His reportage and commentary on the European Union, Greece, Russia, migration, and other topics have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine. Gregory was a foreign policy advisor to several governments, and was the founder and publisher of Odyssey Magazine. He is a graduate of Princeton University and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute. Her focus is on the relationship between migration and development, the governance of internakathleen_newland-web-2015tional migration, and refugee protection. She is also the Founding Director of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) during its incubation phase at MPI from 2011-13; IdEA was established as a partnership among MPI, the State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to joining the Migration Program at the Carnegie Endowment in 1994, Ms. Newland worked as an independent consultant for such clients as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Bank, and the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.Previously, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, she was a Senior Associate and then Co-Director of the International Migration Policy Program (1994-01). She sits on the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee and the boards of directors of USA for UNHCR, the Stimson Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Foundation for The Hague Process on Migrants and Refugees. She also is a Chair Emerita of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.


MUNICH, 14.02.2017 / 19:00 

Public Lecture & Discussion – The Management of Migration – How Can Communities and Refugees Benefit? With Kathleen Newland, hosted by Amerikahaus Munich. Details & Sign-up


HAMBURG (CANCELLED) , 15.02.2017 / 19:00

Panel Discussion (in English) – Refugee Crisis in Europe – The Challenges and Opportunities of Migration. With Gregory A. Maniatis & Maximilian Pichl. Moderation: Charlotte Horn.

Maximilian Pichl is a lawyer working for PRO ASYL e.V. He has closely followed migration crises over the last couple of years.  He is a member of the editorial board of the ‘Grundrechte-Report’ and an active member of the network ‘Migrationsrecht.’  He will be a lecturer at Kassel University starting this summer. Charlotte Horn is a freelance journalist. The event is hosted by Amerikazentrum Hamburg in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert Foundation/ Julius-Leber Forum and Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Hamburg.


FREIBURG, 16.02.2017 / 20:15

Public Lecture & Discussion (in English) – Refugee Crisis in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities. With Gregory A. Maniatis. Moderation: Dr. Karl Hillebrand (Program Director, Carl-Schurz-Haus), hosted by Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg in cooperation with Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Colloqium politicum. Details & Sign-up


HEIDELBERG, 17.02.2017

Lecture & Discussion (in English) – Refugee Crisis in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities. Upon invitation only. With Gregory A. Maniatis. Moderation: Jakob Köllhofer (Director, DAI Heidelberg), hosted by DAI Heidelberg.


A program of the German-American Institutes, spearheaded by Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg.