Edgar B. Graves Professor of History Alfred Kelly was an invited commentator at a recent faculty seminar in Berlin on "Germany, Europe, and the Refugee Crisis." The seminar was sponsored by Studienforum Berlin and included 20 American professors specializing on Germany.
The nine-day program included visits, presentations, and discussions at a variety of Berlin institutions dealing with refugees. The highlight of the program was a visit to a refugee center. Other notable discussions included representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, labor unions, and the EU. Kelly's role was to provide historical perspective on the current crisis.