Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has been both lauded and vilified for offering to absorb nearly a million refugees, and many have asked whether Germany and the EU as a whole can properly support and assimilate so many.
In this special hour of America Abroad, we team up with Zocalo Public Square for a LIVE town hall event, bringing together audiences in New York and Berlin, Germany, to discuss the refugee crisis and what it means for Europe.
Moderating the discussion are veteran public radio host and reporter Jacki Lyden and Reuters Global News Editor Alessandra Galloni.
Featured guests include:
- Susan Fratzke, Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute
- Wenzel Michalski, Germany Director of Human Rights Watch
- Naomi Steinberg, Director of Refugee Council USA
- Astrid Ziebarth, Director of the German Marshall Fund’s Immigration and Integration Program