Berlin – ESI lecture on “Five years 2015: Agenda for a reorganisation of the refugee system"

4 September 2020

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the event, “Five Years 2015: Agenda for a Reorganisation of the Escape System”, organised by the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM).

Gerald spoke on how to combine compassion for the plight of refugees with the need to control borders and what this means for open and closed border policies.

The other speakers were Ahmad Al Ajlan (University of Bielefeld), Bilgin Ayata (University of Graz), Gerald Knaus (European Stability Initiative), Erik Marquardt (The Greens/EFA, Member of the European Parliament), Frank-J. Weise (Chairman of the Board of the Hertie Foundation), Bashar Kanan (actor, Maxim Gorki Theatre), and Naika Foroutan (BIM). The event was introduced by Herbert Brücker (BIM).