Leadership Perspectives: The Transatlantic Implications of Migration and Demographic Change
In 2015, 1.5 million refugees made their way to Europe in search of a better life. The majority settled in the more advanced economies in the north, creating a sudden spike in demand for education, job training, and health and senior care. With mass migrations increasing in frequency on both sides of the Atlantic, GMF is launching its Leadership Perspectives on Migration and Demographic Change with a look at how Germany handled the spike in demand for its public services during the recent refugee crisis with Germany's State Secretary for Education and Research Cornelia Quennet-Thielen on September 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/7 p.m. Central European Summer Time. To join this call or attend in person, please register using the link below. GMF will use the cell phone number you provide to add you to an instant messaging group on the theme that will allow you to send questions to the speaker and benefit from the exchange of information before and after the event.
Cornelia Quennet-Thielen (MMF’87) has been State Secretary and Department Head at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2008.Previously, she was Director General at the Office of the Federal President beginning in 2004. First she led the Department of the Interior, followed by the Department of Legal and Administrative Services starting in 2006, while at the same time serving as Deputy Head at the Office of the Federal President. For many years, she worked at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: first as Personal Secretary to Federal Minister Klaus Töpfer beginning in 1987, then as the Head of Division for International Cooperation starting in 1990, and finally as Director for Policy Issues from 1999 on. Before this, she had been the Personal Secretary to Minister Klaus Töpfer at the Ministry for the Environment and Health in the Rhineland Palatinate region.
GMF Leadership Perspectives help the constituency of more than 3,000 decision-makers to inform themselves of emerging trends that have an impact on transatlantic relations. They feature known practitioners, last an hour, and use instant messaging to shape content. GMF Leadership Perspectives also leverage technology to provide participants with an online platform to share additional insights and explore opportunities for transatlantic collaboration.
GMF Leadership Perspectives are made possible thanks to the generous support of the GMF Alumni Leadership Council. Thank you for considering being a member.