Dr. Naika Foroutan is a political scientist and professor of Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin, specializing in Integration Research and Social Policy. She is also Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research.
Prof. Foroutan is the recipient of many awards and honors. She has been named as one of “100 Women of Tomorrow” by the initiative Germany - Land of Ideas under the auspices of former Federal President Christian Wulff. Born in Teheran, she is a primary example of an immigrant success story.
Her talk showcases the transformation of Germany into a country of immigration, presents figures and statistics on attitudes towards Muslims in Germany and demonstrates how the narrative exclusion of Muslims from the collective German identity can lead to antidemocratic attitudes.
This program was made possible by a generous grant through the European Recovery Program – Transatlantic Encounters.