20 June 2017
Berlin ESI at public debate on the German perspective on the refugee crisis
Gerald Knaus, Tobias Rapp, and Robin Alexander. Photo Robin Alexander
Gerald Knaus, Tobias Rapp, and Robin Alexander. Photo Robin Alexander

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a public debate on the Syrian refugee crisis with Robin Alexander, author of the book "Die Getriebenen" ("The Haunted") which looks at the decision making processes in the German government as the crisis unfolded in 2015 leading to the "border opening" September 2015 and the public debate in Germany following that decision.


Gerald Knaus
Founding chairman, 
European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Robin Alexander
Author of "Die Getriebenen"


Tobias Rapp
Journalist, Der Spiegel

Recent ESI presentations on the refugee crisis:

Kulturbrauerei. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Kulturbrauerei. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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