Steffen Angenendt has been a senior associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) since 2006, where he is responsible for migration and demography and head of the institute’s Global Issues Division. From 2011 to 2013 he was released from his SWP position to advise the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on migration issues.

Before joining the SWP, Mr. Angenendt worked for the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and with the Federal Commission on Immigration Reform (Süssmuth-Kommission). He is the author of numerous publications on German, European, and international migration policy and served as an advisor to several governments (i.a. China, Georgia, Armenia) and national and international organizations, including UNHCR, IOM, Unicef and the World Bank. Currently, he is i.a. advisor to the Foreign Office for the German chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Mr. Angenendt taught political science and political sociology at the Free University and the Humboldt University in Berlin, in 2011 also at Vienna University in Austria. He holds a diploma and a PhD in political science.