GIGA Forum | 07/09/2022

World Cup in Qatar: Sport and Political Power in the Middle East and North Africa

For the first time in FIFA’s history, the Men’s World Cup will be held in an Arab country. Yet football has a long history in the Middle East and North Africa. This GIGA Forum focuses on the social and political significance of the sport.

Lecture Series | 17/08/2022

WONAGO Lecture Series

The WONAGO Lecture Series invites scholars and policymakers to speak on ideas of order prevalent in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. “World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO)” is a joint research project by Universität Hamburg and the GIGA, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Upcoming lecture by Dr. Stella Franco.

Lecture Series | 31/08/2022

Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”. Upcoming talk by Prof. Dr. David Capie on New Zealand’s Indo-Pacific Dilemmas.

In Brief | 10/07/2022

New GIGA Annual Report

The GIGA is pleased to present its Annual Report 2021. We hope you will enjoy reading about our trajectory and achievements as much as we enjoyed working towards them!

In Brief | 20/07/2022

On Diversity and Invisibility. GIGA President Amrita Narlikar in Conversation about Globalisation, also in Academia

Diversity in International Relations and science, an exchange on the current situation

GIGA Focus Middle East | 5/2022

From New to Normal: Two Years after the Abraham Accords

When Israel signed the Abraham Accords in 2020, reactions were split. Two years later, normalisation dynamics in the region are stronger than many had anticipated, though they differ in degree and scope. Further progress is limited by, for instance, the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Petra Dachtler

Diplomat in Residence and Fellow

Research | 26/07/2022

Call for Papers: Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) 2022

Six German Leibniz research institutes invite submissions of papers by 30 August 2022.


Sebastian Groth, Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (3/2019–2/2022)

"The Federal Foreign Office, in cooperation with the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is a strong and constant supporter of GIGA. For us, GIGA is a trusted partner, and we appreciate their outstanding research and excellent input. We thank Prof. Narlikar and her team for their thematic leadership on a number of issues of highest relevance to the Federal Foreign Office and look forward to continuing this valuable partnership."


Sanctions

Russia's attack on Ukraine once again raises the question of the effectiveness of sanctions. Economic sanctions are a popular foreign policy tool for addressing a wide range of international challenges including conflicts, human rights violations, or terrorism. Learn more about GIGA's research on this topic.

Climate Change and the Global South

We work on the politics of climate change. We investigate options to enable low and middle income countries to achieve lower-carbon trajectories without compromising economic development and poverty reduction and study the role of the Global South in international climate negotiations.

Global Digital Transformation

The global digital transformation is changing how we live and work, as well as how states relate to each other. Our researchers are analysing new opportunities/ challenges of digitalisation in the Global South and instruments of foreign policy, such as digital diplomacy and cyber sanctions.

President

Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

Office of the President

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs / Editor GIGA Focus Africa

Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

Journal of Conflict Resolution | 06/2022

Divergent Perceptions of Peace in Post-Conflict Societies: Insights from Sri Lanka

Research on postwar peace focuses primarily on how elites and institutions can prevent relapse into civil war. In line with this special issue’s focus on citizens’ experiences, we take a micro-level approach to explore peace beyond the absence of war.

Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Carey

Christian Gläßel

American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 08/2022

Technical Efficiency and Farmland Expansion: Evidence from Oil Palm Smallholders in Indonesia

This study asks whether innovation in smallholder production reduces or accelerates land expansion. Even though innovation in agriculture has reduced land expansion globally, rebound effects can occur locally and often at the expense of vital ecosystem functions...

Dr. Bernhard Dalheimer

Bernhard Brümmer

Cleaner and Responsible Consumption | 09/2022

Information Source and Content – Drivers for Consumers’ Valuation of Fairly Traded Chocolate

To learn about the role of information content and source as catalysts to increase consumers' valuation of fairly traded foods, we conducted an online survey with 2500 consumers representative of the German population.

Dr. Liza von Grafenstein

Dr. Sarah Iweala

Environment and Development Economics | 07/2022

How Vulnerable are Small Firms to Energy Price Increases? Evidence from Mexico

The vulnerability of small firms to price shocks may partly explain why fossil fuel subsidy removals in developing countries are so difficult to implement. This paper analyzes the effects of fuel and electricity price increases on profits of micro- and small-sized enterprises in Mexico.

GIGA Forum | 07/09/2022

World Cup in Qatar: Sport and Political Power in the Middle East and North Africa

For the first time in FIFA’s history, the Men’s World Cup will be held in an Arab country. Yet football has a long history in the Middle East and North Africa. This GIGA Forum focuses on the social and political significance of the sport.

Lecture Series | 31/08/2022

Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”. Upcoming talk by Prof. Dr. David Capie on New Zealand’s Indo-Pacific Dilemmas.

Lecture Series | 17/08/2022

WONAGO Lecture Series

The WONAGO Lecture Series invites scholars and policymakers to speak on ideas of order prevalent in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. “World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO)” is a joint research project by Universität Hamburg and the GIGA, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Upcoming lecture by Dr. Stella Franco.

SWR 2 | Interview | 06/08/2022

Colombia elects its first leftist president

Colombia elected its first leftist president on July 19th. Gustavo Petro and his vicepresident were inaugurated on Sunday 7th.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Lead Research Fellow / General Editor GIGA Focus Editor GIGA Focus Global

Bayern 2 - Radiowelt | Interview | 28/07/2022

Die Wirkung der Russland-Sanktionen

Dr. Christian von Soest

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

Un Pasquín | Interview | 07/08/2022

Todo el mundo debe ser tratado en forma equitativa y justa

Tagesschau24 | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 28/06/2022

Guest Commentary on G7 Summit

Miriam Prys-Hansen was invited to comment on the final day of the G7 Summit live on Tagesschau24. On three occasions, the addressed issues of the global order and the role of the G7, the Outreach process, summit results regarding enhancing climate change action and food security. 

Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

CNBC | Quote | 18/07/2022

‘Unprecedented urgency’ may have pushed India and the EU to revive trade talks after 9 years

GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar has shared her expert analysis on the revival of India-EU trade talks in a recent news article for CNBC.

Tagesspiegel | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 29/07/2022

Vier Experten diskutieren: Was sind Verträge mit Putin überhaupt wert?

Dr. Christian von Soest

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

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