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Transatlantic Discourse on Integration: "Anti-Discrimination Policies in Germany and the U.S.", July,13, 2007

This workshop within the series "Transatlantic Discourse" was organised by the efms in cooperation with the Office for Intercultural Work of the State Capital Munich. The workshop aimed at discussing anti-discrimination policies in Germany and the U.S. with an emphasis on the local level. The role of local authorities, non-governmental organizations and private corporations were particularly highlighted.

The workshop resumed earlier workshops, which have been held within the series "Transatlantic Discourse on Integration":


The conference report can be found here.


Contact: Nicole Rose




Conference Location

Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz, 80331 München, kleiner Sitzungssaal



Agenda

Welcome and introduction

Friedrich Graffe, City Councillor München
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Heckmann, Director of the european forum for migration studies

Anti-Discrimination and Integration Policies in Germany and the U.S.

Prof. Dr. John F. Farley, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville: Anti-Discrimination, Diversity Management, and Affirmative Action Policies in the United States
Prof. Dr. Axel Schulte, Institute for Political Science, University of Hannover: Anti-Discrimination and Integration Policy in Germany
Reinhard Gralla, Bavarian Ministry of the Interior: Integration Policy of the Federal State of Bavaria

Anti-Discrimination Policies on the Local Level, Part I: Local Authorities

Uschi Sorg, Office for Intercultural Work, Department of Social Affairs of the City of München Integration Policy of the City of München
Anton Biebl, Director of Municipal Administration of the City of München: Anti-Discrimination Policy of the City of München
Michael de la Rocha, Los Angeles City Commission on Human Relations: Anti-Discrimination Policies and Activities of the City of L.A.

Anti-Discrimination Policies on the Local Level, Part II: NGOs and Private Corporations

Daniel Bartel, Anti-Discrimination Office Saxony: The Role of NGOs in Developing and Implementing Anti-Discrimination Policies on the Local Level
Claudia Menne, The Confederation of German Trade Unions: Anti-Discrimination Policies in Employment – Role and Activities of Labour Unions in Germany
Anika Dietze, IBM Deutschland GmbH: Activities and Initiatives of IBM to Eliminate Discrimination at the Workplace
PD Dr. Iris Bednarz-Braun, German Youth Institute: The Intercultural Cooperation of Apprentices in Large Enterprises

International Trends and Developments

Dr. Hans Hesselmann, Human Rights Office of the City of Nürnberg: European Coalition of Cities against Racism

List of participants

  • Karl Auwärter, City of München
  • Daniel Bartel, Anti-Discrimination Office Saxony
  • Anna Bauer, Law Firm BR Rechtsanwälte
  • PD Dr. Iris Bednarz-Braun, German Youth Institute (DJI)
  • Dr.Günter Max Behrendt, Anti-Discrimination Body of the City of Hannover
  • Anton Biebl, Director of Municipal Administration of the City of München
  • Simone Bloem, Office for Intercultural Work, Department of Social Affaires of the City of München
  • Nicole Bosch, european forum for migrationstudies (efms)
  • Michael de la Rocha, Los Angeles City Commission on Human Relations
  • Anika Dietze, IBM Germany GmbH
  • Sonja Dudek, Federal Anti-Discrimination Office
  • Prof. Dr. John E. Farley, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Dr. Maria Gavranidou, Department of Health and Environment of the City of München
  • Friedrich Graffe, City Councillor of the City of München
  • Reinhard Gralla, Bavarian Ministry of the Interior
  • Patricia H.H. Guy, General Consulate of the United States
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Heckmann, european forum for migrationstudies (efms)
  • Dr. Hans Hesselmann, Human Rights Office of the City of Nürnberg
  • Julia Hieber, University of Oxford
  • Elmar Huss, Office for Statistics of the City of München
  • Birgit Jagusch, Information and Documentation Centre for Anti-Racism Work (IDA)
  • Dr. Eva Jüsten, Department of Social Affaires of the City of München
  • Kerstin Meerwaldt, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
  • Claudia Menne, The Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB)
  • Karl Moehl, Federal Anti-Discrimination Office
  • Christal Morehouse, Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Andrea Müller, University of Tübingen
  • Regina Ober, Department of Social Affairs of the City of München
  • Prof. Dr. Berndt Ostendorf, America Institute, University of München
  • Monica Prestel, Council for Foreigners of the City of München
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Schulte, Institute for Political Science, University of Hannover
  • Uschi Sorg, Office for Intercultural Work, Department of Social Affaires of the City of München
  • Franziska Szoldatits, Confederation for Intercultural Work – Bavaria (VIA Bayern)
  • Alexander Thamm, German Marshall Fund of the United States Berlin (GMF)
  • PD Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, America Institute, University of München (LMU)
  • Delia Wiest, european forum for migrationstudies (efms)
  • Xandra Wildung, German Youth Institute (DJI)
  • Richard Wolf, european forum for migrationstudies (efms)
  • Magdalena Ziolek, University of München

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