Victoria Rietig is head of the DGAP’s Migration Program.
Rietig began her professional career at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in New York, working on migration and development. She later worked at various think tanks in Washington D.C., including as a Policy Analyst for the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Senior Migration Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University. Rietig also served as an independent expert for migration, asylum, and refugee issues, advising government offices and foundations, including the German development agency GIZ, the US Department of State, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Swiss Foreign Ministry (EDA), and the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Rietig received her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University with a focus on human trafficking and forced migration, preceded by an M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on migration and integration.
Sind Abschiebungen rechtsstaatlich notwendige Instrumente oder Maßnahmen, die der Willkür Tür und Tor öffnen? Schickt Deutschland zu viele Menschen zurück oder zu wenige? Und wie funktioniert die Kooperation mit den Herkunftsländern? Die Debatte um Rückkehr und Reintegration erhitzt die Gemüter in Deutschland und Europa. Ein Versuch, Nüchternheit in die Diskussion zu bringen.