Astrid Ziebarth is a migration fellow with the Europe Program, based in the organization’s Berlin office. She coordinates program development in the areas of research, networking, and leadership development in migration and mobility, refugee and asylum, integration, and diversity. Her current work projects include the Integration Strategy Group, fostering exchange and analysis between Moroccan, German, and Turkish policy stakeholders to discuss integration challenges and Strategies in cooperation with the GIZ. She also oversees the Migration Strategy Group on International Cooperation and Development, an initiative that aims to foster greater coherence between migration policy, foreign policy and development policy and is a joint project by GMF, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Robert Bosch Foundation. In the past, she oversaw the Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness, a high-level platform for key stakeholders to exchange ideas on designing coherent policies for the recruitment of talent and Transatlantic Trends Immigration (TTI), a public opinion poll on migration and integration in Europe and the United States. She also coordinated the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI), a young leaders network for professionals working on immigration, integration, and diversity matters. Prior to joining GMF in September 2005, Ms. Ziebarth worked with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. She holds a masters in American studies, sociology, and anthropology from the Free University Berlin with study visits at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Emory University in Atlanta. She serves on the editing board of the journal Migration and Development and is member of the Advisory Group to the German Federal Foreign Office for the presidency of Germany of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in 2017, co-chaired with Morocco. Ms. Ziebarth serves as a Board member of DeutschPlus, a nonprofit association aiming to close the representation gap of minorities in relevant institutions in Germany, as an Ashoka Mentor to support the establishment of the U.S. program of Welcoming America in Germany, and as a member of the advisory committee for the International Center on Policy Advocacy pm communication about migration narratives.