Reimagining Civic Learning Infrastructure: Lessons from Germany
Katja Greeson |
• September 2020
What lessons can the U.S. and other democracies learn from Germany’s infrastructure for civic education? Katja Greeson, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow with the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB) reflects on the need for more intentional civic learning infrastructures to support comprehensive civics for people throughout their lives. Katja Greeson has over nine years of experience working with political campaigns and youth political organizing at the local, state and national level. Her interest in civic education and engagement stems from her own experience as a politically active young person, and she is particularly interested in promoting meaningful youth political participation. Katja holds a dual Master’s degree in Political Science with a focus on Transatlantic Affairs and European Governance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.