Migration, asylum and belonging: an old German issue in a changing world

Date Published: 
April 10, 2017

Patrice G. Poutrus, University of Vienna's Institute for Contemporary History

Wednesday April 12       CHHS 281       2:00 - 3:15

This lecture will examine the development of migration and asylum policy in the two post-war German states from the end of late 1940s to the early 1990s.  It will consider how changes in constitutional law, migration policy, and political culture shaped and were shaped by migration practices.  By contextualizing policy on and public opinion toward migration and asylum, it seeks to shed light on current approaches and attitudes toward the issue, particularly with respect to the refugee crisis of 201

Patrice G. Poutrus is a member of the German Research Foundation’s "Foundations of Refugee Research Network.” He served as senior fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna and at the Simon-Wiesenthal- Institute for Holocaust Studies, and taught at the Martin-Luther University (Halle) and the Free University (Berlin). He is author of a number of works on migration and asylum in postwar East and West Germany and on the history of communism in East Germany.

Sponsored by the Departments of History and of Global Studies

More information: Dr. Jill Massino, jmassino@email.uncc.edu