Muslims in Germany and Mexicans in the United States | 11/16/12 | Victoria, Texas

    In November 2012, Migration and religious policy scholars and practitioners discussed about topics under the title “We called for workers but people came: Muslims in Germany and Mexicans in the United States” at the University of Houston Victoria (UHV) in Texas.

    UHV was hosting the conference in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Robert Bosch Foundation. The President of the Open Religious Policy Forum Sven Speer presented the approach of Open Religious Policy on the Panel “Religion, community, ascription”.

    Dr. Sven Speer
    Dr. Sven Speer is Founding President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) since 2011. As staff and with presentations and expert report he advises governments, members of parliament, religious congregations, and NGOs on the relation between state and religion - e.g. in Berlin, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Salt Lake City. Speer has studied political science and history and has investigated government regulation on religion at the Cluster of Excellence 'Religion and Politics', the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.