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Dr. Steffen Angenendt

Research Division:

Global Issues Senior Fellow

Areas of Expertise


Root Causes of Displacement, Irregular Migration, European and Global Asylum and Refugee Policy, Labor Migration, Demography


Short Curriculum vitae

Since 2021 SWP Senior Fellow Global Issues
2015-2021 Head of SWP’s Global Issues Division
Since 2006 Research Fellow at SWP
2011-2014 Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), migration adviser
1993-2006 German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Managing Editor, Yearbook on International Relations, Head International Migration Program
2019-2021 Federal Government Commission on the Root Causes of Displacement
2004 German Government’s Independent Council of Experts on Immigration and Integration (Zuwanderungsrat)
2001 German Federal Government’s Independent Commission on Immigration Reform (Süssmuth-Kommission)

Consultant i.a. with UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC, IOM, ICMPD, EU Commission, World Bank, Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD), German Marshall Fund/Robert Bosch Foundation Migration Strategy Group; several governments

Board member of: Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung; Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung: Vernetzung und Transfer (FFVT); Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC); International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Kuratorium der Deutschen Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

SWP Publications

External publications