Victoria Rietig

Senior Fellow, Migration


  • Migration, asylum, and refugee issues
  • Return and reintegration
  • Deportations
  • Unaccompanied minors / child migration
  • Human trafficking and smuggling
  • Labor market integration of migrants and refugees
  • Migration policies in Germany, Europe, and the United States
  • Transatlantic relations and US-Latin American relations


English, Spanish


Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-72

Victoria Rietig joined DGAP in October 2018 as a Senior Fellow for migration, and as head of the nascent Migration Messenger project, affiliated with the AOZ.

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. 



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