Public event

Public lecture by State Minister Reem Alabali-Radovan

The Centre for Fundamental Rights is honoured to welcome State Minister Reem Alabali-Radovan. This event is hosted by the Centre for Fundamental Rights in association with Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and the RefMig project. 

Reem Alabali–Radovan is Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration and the Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-racism. In this pubic lecture, she will address current challenges in migration and refugee protection in Germany.

This event is hosted by the Centre for Fundamental Rights in association with Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and the RefMig project. 

A reception at the Hertie School will take place from 6:30 pm, prior to the public lecture at 7:00 pm.

Prior registration is mandatory. 

The number of seats for on-site participation is limited, registrations would be confirmed. If you have registered to join the event on-site and are not able to attend, please cancel your registration. That way, we can admit prospective participants on the waiting list to participate instead.  

Speakers

Keynote speaker

  • Reem Alabali-Radovan is Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor. She is the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration since 2021 and the Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-Racism since February 2022. State Minister Alabali-Radovan was born in Moscow to Iraqi parents. She studied Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and, until her election to the German Bundestag in 2021, worked in various roles in the fields of displacement and integration – most recently as integration commissioner of Land Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Welcome address

  • Cornelia Woll is President of the Hertie School and Professor of International Political Economy. Woll had earlier served in many roles at Sciences Po in Paris, including President of the Academic Board, Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo), and as a researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). A specialist on business-government relations, she is the author of 'The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparative Perspective' (Cornell, 2014) and 'Firm Interest: How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade' (Cornell, 2008). 

Chairs

  • Cathryn Costello is Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights. She is a leading scholar of international and European refugee and migration law and also explores the relationship between migration and labour law in her work. She is currently the Principal Investigator of RefMig, a five-year ERC-funded research project exploring refugee mobility, recognition and rights. She has undertaken research for UNHCR, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. She holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford.

  • Michael W. Doyle is a University Professor of Columbia University, convener of the commission that produced the Model International Mobility Convention, visiting researcher at the WZB, and senior fellow and director of the MIMC Project at the Carnegie Council. From 2006 to 2013, Doyle was an individual member and then chair of the UN Democracy Fund, a fund established in 2005 by the UN General Assembly to promote grass-roots democratisation around the world. Doyle previously served as assistant secretary-general and special adviser for policy planning to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He has received two career awards from the American Political Science Association for his scholarship and public service and an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Warwick (UK). 

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