Prof. em. Dr. Egbert Kurt Jahn on the German and European Refugee Policy
The Institute of International Relations Prague was proud to organize a public lecture with a subsequent discussion with Prof. em. Dr. Egbert Kurt Jahn (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) on "The Helplessness of German and European Refugee Policy".
Prof. em. Dr. Egbert Kurt Jahn is a German political scientist, contemporary historian and peace researcher and is emeritus Professor at the University of Mannheim. In 1975 he was offered the Professorship in Socio-Economic Structures, Institutions and Foreign Policy of Socialist Countries and then the Professorship of Political Science and Political Sociology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. In 1992. while still in Frankfurt he founded the Research Unit for Conflict and Cooperation Structures in Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe and Eurasia (FKKS) called the Mannheim Research Area for Conflict and Cooperation Structures in Eastern Europe. At the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), he first headed a department and then later on until 2009 directed the Research Area “New Democracies and Conflict Resolution”. In Mannheim, from May 2004 until the end of 2009, Jahn gave regular series of lectures on “Controversial Political Issues from the perspective of contemporary history” both for students of all disciplines and as a contribution to the political education of senior citizens. Since October 2009 he has continued these series at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.
Vladimír Handl, IIR Research Fellow and expert on Germany
Jakub Eberle, IIR Research Fellow and expert on Germany