Chancellor Merkel's refugee policy has left Germany increasingly isolated in Europe, emboldened the far right at home, and led to questions about her own political future.

Ali Aslan

Deutsches Haus at NYU will present a talk on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. with journalist Ali Aslan on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy. The policy has left Germany increasingly isolated in Europe, emboldened the far right at home and led to questions about her own political future. Is her "We can do this" approach failing?

Ali Aslan is a seasoned television presenter and journalist. He has worked for global news networks such as CNN, ABC News, Channel News Asia and Deutsche Welle TV, where he hosted the international talk show “Quadriga.“ In addition to his distinguished career in journalism, Aslan has also served as a Policy and Media Advisor to the German government, including the Foreign Office. Aslan has been named a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany, the BMW Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Munich Security Conference, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Atlantik-Bruecke. He is the first German recipient of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations International Fellowship and an alumnus of the Koerber Network Foreign Policy. Aslan holds an M.A. in Journalism and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. He received his B.A. in International Politics from Georgetown University.

Events at Deutsches Haus (42 Washington Mews, at University Place, New York, N.Y.) are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat.

 

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