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About the Speech:

In her address, Professor Bendel discussed the enormous impact of the migration crisis on politics and society in EU member states in 2015 and 2016. She outlined the risks of further division of interests between and within EU Member States, but also highlighted the opportunities to rethink and refocus on the basic principles of human rights and the values of the European Union.

About the Speaker:

Petra Bendel is a member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, and Chairwoman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). A Professor for Political Science at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, she is also Academic Director of the Centre for Regional Studies and Vice President of the Centre for Human Rights. She is the author of several publications on migration and integration policies in the EU and at international level.