Meet Our Visiting Fellows

Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury, assistant professor of political science at the Lebanese American University and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the GIGA: “I chose the GIGA because it is close to the policymaking circles. It is a great experience to see how very good research can be harnessed for the sake of policy engagement.” Read the interview.

Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji from the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nigeria: "The GIGA has a reputation of academic excellence and has a great network among German academic communities." Read the interview.

María Soledad Gattoni, German Academic Exchange Service Fellow from the University of Buenos Aires: "If you want to broaden your research, it is great to work at a global institute." Read the interview.

Dr. María Cecilia Roa Garcia, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow from Colombia: “The GIGA Visiting Fellowship Programme enables me to work in an interdisciplinary setting analysing water conflicts through the optics of biophysical as well as political sciences. The complexity of environmental conflicts is better grasped through interdisciplinary research.” Read the interview.

Dr. Haibin Niu, Senior Research Fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies: "We can learn from the GIGA's approach to make the research useful not only for decision makers but also for the society." Read the interview.

Dr. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and associate professor at the School of Political Science at Diego Portales University in Chile: "It is helpful to be challenged on your topic’s relevance, concepts, modes of comparison, and other academic questions by fellow scholars." Read the interview