In his Academy project, Suro examines the challenges that recent flows of asylum-seeking migrants pose for many Western democracies. Current migration crises, he argues, are exacerbated by a mismat...
Andrew W. Mellon Discussion
New Responses to Humanitarian Migrations: A Transatlantic Conversation
On the occasion of the third Andrew W. Mellon Workshop, which takes place from January 6 to 10, the American Academy will host a panel discussion entitled “New Responses to Humanitarian Migrations: A Transatlantic Conversation.” The discussion will assess some of the lessons learned from recent migrations out of Central America, the Middle East, and Africa. More important, it will explore alternative courses of action for nations such as the United States and Germany when contending with the sometimes sudden, sometimes large scale, but inevitable arrival of displaced persons seeking a new home.
Panelists: T. Alexander Aleinikoff, University Professor and Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research; Thomas Bagger, Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President; Naika Foroutan, Director, Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung DeZIM e.V.; Julia Preston, Contributing Writer, The Marshall Project; Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton Uninversity; and Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California.
Moderated by Anna Sauerbrey, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Der Tagesspiegel
Generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In cooperation with the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California