Social science research in China fluctuates between freedom and restriction. The best way to deal with this situation is debated heavily in Europe – and in the new Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.
Institutions should regulate social life and prepare society for challenges. However, at times these functions remain promises rather than reality. An international conference organized by the GIGA examined the various roles of institutions using comparative methods.more
The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies meets every four years, and the next Congress will take place in August 2014 in Ankara. The event is among the most important meetings of Middle East experts worldwide. As a board member, Henner Fürtig will help shape the organization’s activities in the coming four years.more
GIGA Focus Nahost, 05/2014
Founded in 1964 as the Deutsches Übersee-Institut (German Overseas Institute), the GIGA is now an international institute delivering world-class social science. This year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. more