Lecture Series | 30/09/2022

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 lecture by Ambassador Romana Vlahutin and Dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans.

International Affairs | 09/2022

How not to negotiate: the case of trade multilateralism

The WTO has become an almost perfect example of how not to negotiate. In this article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar identifies three broad categories of bargaining failures and explores the impact of narratives on the course of events, giving us a clear list of dos and don’ts for international negotiation.

International Affairs | Oxford University Press | 09/2022

International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide

The International Affairs centenary special issue, edited by GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, is a ‘how not to’ guide for international relations. It brings together 14 experts examining historic failures and how policy practitioners and researchers can get it right together.

Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

In Brief | 26/09/2022

Diversity Days at the GIGA

27 and 28 September are Diversity Days at the GIGA. We are committed to an appreciative working environment and open cooperation in our diverse society. Learn more about this topic and the activities at the GIGA.

GIGA Forum | 29/09/2022

Attacking the Vote: Election Fears in Brazil and Beyond

Many people fear rigged elections, when, on 2 October 2022, more than 150 million Brazilians are called to vote. President Jair Bolsonaro, seeking re-election, has repeatedly impugned the voting system. At this GIGA Forum, experts explore flawed, corrupt, or failed elections in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Award | 25/09/2022

Anette Ruml Awarded for Excellent Research on Food Security

GIGA researcher Dr. Anette Ruml was awarded the Hermann Eiselen-Science Award 2022 by the fiat panis foundation. Ruml received the prize for her excellent research and her important contribution to improving the food situation in countries of the Global South.


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."


Multilateralism

Multilateralism and global institutions are under severe challenge. We investigate the causes and repercussions of these problems, provide theoretical and empirical analyses of different institutions, and contribute to policy and public debates on reform.

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.

Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity, in which established and rising powers compete with each other. Learn more about the GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities on this mega region, focusing on the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental actors.

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

International Affairs | Oxford University Press | 09/2022

International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide

The International Affairs centenary special issue, edited by GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, is a ‘how not to’ guide for international relations. It brings together 14 experts examining historic failures and how policy practitioners and researchers can get it right together.

Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

International Affairs | 09/2022

International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide – Introduction to the International Affairs centenary special issue

In this introductory article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, guest editors of the International Affairs centenary special issue, outline this ‘how not to’ guide. They explore a Hippocratic oath for international affairs and suggest going beyond this minimum ‘do no harm’ requirement.

Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

International Affairs | 09/2022

How not to negotiate: the case of trade multilateralism

The WTO has become an almost perfect example of how not to negotiate. In this article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar identifies three broad categories of bargaining failures and explores the impact of narratives on the course of events, giving us a clear list of dos and don’ts for international negotiation.

Chapter in Edited Volume | 08/2022

Auswirkungen des Gaza-Krieges 2021 auf Deutschland: eine mehrdimensionale Analyse des Radikalisierungsgeschehens

Der Gaza-Krieg vom Mai 2021 hatte deutlich messbare Auswirkungen auf das Radikalisierungsgeschehen in Deutschland. Mit dem im MOTRA-Verbund zur Verfügung stehenden Instrumentarium werden in diesem Beitrag zum ersten Mal die Rückwirkungen eines Ereignisses, das außerhalb Deutschlands stattgefunden hat, dargestellt.

Dr. Katrin Brettfeld

Simon Greipl

Julian Hohner

Dr. Sophia Hunger

Dr. Eylem Kanol

Prof. Dr. Peter Wetzels

Cooperation Event | 08/11/2022 - 09/11/2022

Integrated Earth System Research Conference 2022

This first ever conference on ‘Integrated Earth System Research’ will be held on 8 and 9 November 2022 at Telegraphenberg, Potsdam. It is dedicated to scientific advances towards a coherent understanding of the increasing human impacts on the Earth system, their societal consequences, and respective governance challenges. Registration will open late September.

Cooperation Event | 12/10/2022

CFS 50 Side Event SE14: Human Rights in Global Land Acquisitions and Agricultural Supply Chains: Global Frameworks and Human Rights due Diligence

To prevent human rights violations in global agricultural supply chains, various approaches exist at national, regional, and international levels. Yet, these approaches are often little aligned. The side event aims to explore potential synergies to improve enforcement of human rights in global agricultural production.

Lecture Series | 30/09/2022

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 lecture by Ambassador Romana Vlahutin and Dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans.

Zeit Online | Quote | 05/09/2022

Chile: Eine neue Verfassung, aber nicht diese

Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos

Lead Research Fellow

Deutsche Welle | Quote | 24/08/2022

Energiekrise: Algerien ist in Europa wieder gefragt

Zur Versorgung Europas mit Erdgas sollen neue Abkommen mit Algerien geschlossen werden. Dies führt innenpolitisch zur kurzfristigen Stabilisierung der algerischen Autokratie. 

Dr. Maria Josua

Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

Deutschlandfunk Kultur | Interview | 12/08/2022

Debatte um Deglobalisierung – Die wirtschaftliche Entflechtung hat einen Preis

Die Coronapandemie und der russische Angriffskrieg in der Ukraine haben die weltweiten Logistikketten massiv gestört. Krisen offenbaren die Schwächen der globalisierten Wirtschaft. Vielerorts wird über die Vorteile einer wirtschaftlichen Entflechtung nachgedacht. Diskussionsrunde zur Deglobalisierung.

Dr. Margot Schüller

Senior Research Fellow

SRF Tagesschau | Quote | 10/08/2022

USA auf Werbetour durch Afrika

Nur wenige Wochen nach dem russischen Außenminister Lawrow reist sein amerikanischer Amtskollege Blinken nach Afrika. Er stellt dort die auch die neue Afrika-Strategie der US-Regierung vor. 

Dr. Christian von Soest

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

Deutsche Welle | Quote | 13/09/2022

The alleged successes of Nayib Bukele in the fight against violence

Violence in El Salvador is a persistent problem as are repressive approaches by the governments.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

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

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