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A group of more than 60 Academics released an online petition Tuesday calling on the new German government to reform integration politics by creating a separate government bureau to exclusively address migration and integration policy. The reformers state that the … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees applying to the European Union

Although most Syrian refugees have applied for refuge in neighboring countries, five European Union countries have also seen an increase. These countries are Germany, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Belgium. Compared to the refugee numbers in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, … Continue reading

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Rapper Bushidos Memoiren Veröffentlicht

Der Rapper Bushidos neue Memoiren sind jetzt im Buchladen erschienen. Hier eine Rezension in der Zeit.

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Multiculturalism and the 2013 Bundestag Elections

Early partial results in German Bundestag elections show the Christian Democratic party (CDU) winning with 42 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats (SPD) are in second place with 25.5 percent of the vote. The Left Party and the Green … Continue reading

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Tagung: Komik der Integration

Komik der Integration: Grenzpraktiken des Sozialen 11. -13. Juli, 2013, Universität Konstanz Veranstaltung des Exzellenzclusters Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration Organisation: Özkan Ezli (Konstanz), Deniz Göktürk (Berkeley), Uwe Wirth (Gießen) Webseite der Tagung mit Texten zur Vorbereitung und Erklärung des Tagungskonzepts

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Afro-German Halle Politician Likely to Win Bundestag Seat

When the new Bundestag elections are held in September, Dr. Karamba Diaby may become the first black member of the Bundestag in German history.  Diaby was born in Senegal and immigrated to the GDR in 1985; he became a German … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Cultural Memory in France and Bosnia

On April 24, the Moving Europe project continued with two presentations on cultural memory, both of which raised questions dealing with national identity and absences within representations of the past. 

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Autobiography by Ghanaian-born German Soccer Player Gerald Asamoah

Gerald Asamoah’s autobiography, Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein tells of his childhood in Ghana, his move to Germany at age twelve, and his career as a professional soccer player, during which he encountered instances of intense racism.

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Spiegel Article Presents Turkish-German Cookbook as “Integration Hit”

In the article “Köfte-Rezept: Türkisch für Anfänger”  hobby cook Peter Wagner continues a series on cooking basics by reviewing the cookbook Sofralar: Türkisch kochen auf Deutsch and adapting a recipe from the book, which stems from the blog KochDichTürkisch. Of particular interest is how … Continue reading

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Cultural Memory in France and Bosnia

Wednesday, April 24, 1-3pm 201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Moving Europe continues with two presentations on cultural memory: Soraya Tlatli (University of California, Berkeley, French Department): “Fragmented Memories in Postcolonial France” Emina Musanovic (University of California, Berkeley, German Department): “Clean … Continue reading

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New Goethe-Institut “Pre-integration” Portal: “Mein Weg nach Deutschland”

According to the website: “The project aims to optimise the transition between pre-integrative language-learning, information and advice courses abroad and initial language teaching, as well as further integration measures provided by the Federal Government in Germany.

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Ali au pays des mirages (Ali in Wonderland )

Arab life in Paris is seen from the perspective of this Algerian director (Ahmed Rachidi) as he explores issues relating to the French drive to deport Arab workers, and the workers views as to whether or not they would want … Continue reading

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Almanya – Willkommen in Deutschland (Almanya – Welcome to Germany)

Am 10. September 1964 wurde in der Bundesrepublik der millionste „Gastarbeiter“ begrüßt. Der Film der Schwestern Yasemin Samdereli (Regie) und Nesrin Samdereli (Buch) erzählt die Geschichte des Eine-Million-und-Ersten, eines Mannes namens Hüseyin Yilmaz, und seiner Familie. Und das über einen … Continue reading

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“A Roma Teen’s Fight to Stay in Germany”

“A Roma Teen’s Fight to Stay in Germany” Spiegel Online

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Dispelling the Myth of ‘Parallel Societies’: Are Berlin’s Muslims a Model for Integration?

This article discusses the new report by the Open Society Institute, “Muslims in Berlin,” a study that focuses on Berlin’s Kreuzberg district and tells of a fairly positive story of integration. Far from being a parallel society, and contrary to … Continue reading

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