Naika Foroutan is Professor of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She specializes in integration and migration research with a particular focus on countries of immigration, their shifting identities as well as their prevalent attitudes towards minorities. She has been appointed Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM) – a research institute based at Humboldt University aimed at providing empirical analysis for migration and integration debates in Europe.
Naika Foroutan was a project leader of the acclaimed research projects HEYMAT (Hybrid European Muslim Identities) and JUNITED (New Islam-related-topics in Germany). She has published widely on the themes of shifting identities in Germany, attitudes towards Muslims in Germany as well as on postmigrant societies - a newly developed theoretical framework for analyzing transformations in migration-impacted societies.
Naika Foroutan also serves as an adviser and consultant to German political parties and other national and international institutions and is also a board member of the Council on Migration in Germany.
This event will discuss the integration of migrants in the EU as well as the EU's response to the recent refugee crisis
Amidst the short-term drama of the refugee and Schengen crises, it is time to look at the long-term effects of migration on European societies and eco