The Changing Face of Germany – Integrating Immigrants

TLTE Grad Students
Ali Moeller and Jim Benes

Ali Moeller and Jim Benes, organizers of the German Week events funded by a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC.

Germany Meets us There

The Changing Face of Germany:
Integrating Immigrants M3 INITIATIVE

October 22-26, 2018

Ali Moeller and Jim Benes received a grant from The German Embassy in Washington DC to explore the issue of Germany’s migration/immigration and the changing face of Germany through a series of events hosted on the UNL campus during the week of October 22-26, 2018. The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education has identified immigration and migration as a central theme in their research, teaching and service, making this topic an ideal match for viewing this issues from a non-US perspective.

Having the opportunity to feature Germany, in this case Germany-Integrating Immigrants, would allow us to make and build connections between immigration issues in Nebraska and Germany. Each day during the week of October 22-26, 2018, events took place focused on an aspect of migration/immigration. A representative from the German Embassy provided an introduction and lead a discussion focused on a poster exhibition consisting of 30+ posters featuring stories of German immigration; a movie (Die Fremde/When We Leave), was shown at the Ross Theater followed by a discussion; panels, classroom integration, and round table discussions featuring local experts on the topic of immigration round out the rest of the week.

Dr. Theresa Catalano

Interested in collaborating with the M3 Initiative?

Dr. Theresa Catalano