Iowa social historian Michael Luick-Thrams lives in Germany, where he teaches and writes. He directs two non-profits (www.TRACES.org) that deal with multi-cultural issues.Since 1.5 million refugees and/or "migrants" began arriving
Iowa social historian Michael Luick-Thrams lives in Germany, where he teaches and writes. He directs two non-profits (www.TRACES.org) that deal with multi-cultural issues.
Since 1.5 million refugees and/or “migrants” began arriving in that crowded country, he’s watched first with interest, more recently with alarm as not only the Germans specifically but Europeans generally struggle with how to respond to their new “neighbors.” It’s not clearcut, what is do-able and tolerable by both “hosts” and their uninvited “guests.”
In this program, Luick-Thrams will offer a review of the strains caused by swelling numbers of non-Europeans in Europe today, as well as the evolving issues involving their [non-]integration and growing restrictive reaction on the parts of Europeans everywhere. The program will end with a lively Q-and-A session as well as an all-group discussion.
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