Events

With its events series, the GIGA regularly presents research results and discusses both global trends and developments in the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


  • Diskussionsrunde | 18/01/2023

    Chinas Datenstrategie zwischen offener Wissenschaft und Geopolitik

    China verfolgt seit einigen Jahren eine eigene Datenstrategie bzgl. Eigentum, Management und staatlicher Kontrolle. Was das für internationale Forschungskooperationen und die Wissenschaft in Deutschland und der EU bedeutet, diskutieren wir bei der Kooperationsveranstaltung mit dem DESY und der Universität Hamburg.

    GIGA Forum | 07/12/2022

    The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

    This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels. Video now online!

    Cooperation Event | 06/12/2022

    Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

    This year’s Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, taking place on 6 December, is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”, reinforcing collaboration between UNIDO, BMZ, IDOS, and the GIGA. Join this event either on-site in Vienna or online.


    All GIGA Events

    The GIGA shares current findings and differentiated analyses of world events with politicians, the media, and the public. In various event formats, the GIGA maintains an exchange with leading international academics, politicians, economists, and the general public.

    GIGA Talk | 09/02/2023

    Myanmar Two Years after the Coup: Return of the Past?

    Two years after the 2021 military coup, Myanmar is back under closed military rule, armed conflicts between the military and ethnic armed organisations are escalating, and international isolation is again increasing. In this GIGA Talk, we will discuss the current situation with renowned experts and policymakers.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 19/01/2023

    Community Aspirations and Collective Action – Evidence from two Experiments

    Lecture by Menusch Khadjavi Pour (Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

    Diskussionsrunde | 18/01/2023

    Chinas Datenstrategie zwischen offener Wissenschaft und Geopolitik

    China verfolgt seit einigen Jahren eine eigene Datenstrategie bzgl. Eigentum, Management und staatlicher Kontrolle. Was das für internationale Forschungskooperationen und die Wissenschaft in Deutschland und der EU bedeutet, diskutieren wir bei der Kooperationsveranstaltung mit dem DESY und der Universität Hamburg.

    Lecture Series | 18/01/2023

    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 Talk by Dr. Bodhisattva Kar.

    GIGA Event | 13/12/2022

    Citizens, Elites, and the Legitimacy of Global Governance

    At this GIGA event, we will discuss the new book “Citizens, Elites, and the Legitimacy of Global Governance” (Oxford University Press) with the authors, Prof. Soetkin Verhaegen and Prof. Jan Aart Scholte. 

    GIGA Forum | 07/12/2022

    The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

    This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels. Video now online!

    Cooperation Event | 06/12/2022

    Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

    This year’s Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, taking place on 6 December, is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”, reinforcing collaboration between UNIDO, BMZ, IDOS, and the GIGA. Join this event either on-site in Vienna or online.

    Cooperation Event | 05/12/2022

    Gulf Hydrogen Horizons: Why Are Gulf Oil and Gas Producers so Keen on Hydrogen?

    This webinar examines the recent interest in hydrogen energy among political and economic leaders in the oil and gas-producing states of the GCC. The discussants draw on their expertise in the Middle East and energy geopolitics to raise further questions about the future of hydrogen energy development in Europe and beyond. Video now online!

    GIGA Talk | 01/12/2022

    Towards Closer Cooperation with South Korea in the Indo-Pacific

    The European Union and Germany are implementing strategies for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. How does South Korea fit into the picture? In this GIGA Talk, we will present and discuss findings from a collaborative, policy-oriented research project examining the potential scope for closer cooperation therewith. Video now online!

    Cooperation Event | 30/11/2022

    Der 10. Jahrestag der VGGT in Zeiten multipler Krisen: Ernährung durch Landrechte sichern

    In Zeiten multipler Krisen, wächst der Druck auf die Ressource Land ungebrochen. Aufbauend auf dem 10-jährige Jubiläum der VGGT unterstreicht das Panel mit u.a. Renate Künast, Mathias Mogge und Ellen O. Pratt, die Relevanz von gerechtem Landzugang für die globale Ernährungssicherung.

    Lecture Series | 30/11/2022

    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”.

    Cooperation Event | 28/11/2022 - 30/11/2022

    Liberal Script(s) — Asian Versions and Contestations of a Concept

    This conference addresses the broad theme of Asian scripts (liberal or not) and asks how Asian states organise themselves and ally/partner with each other based on these scripts’ political/ economic features. It is hosted by the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS under the lead of GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Michael Zürn.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 17/11/2022

    Ethnic Homogenization and Public Goods: Evidence from Kenya’s Land Reform Program

    Lecture by Juliette Crespin-Boucaud, Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the EthnicGoods project at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

    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.

    GIGA Forum | 07/11/2022

    The Global Politics of Status: India, Turkey, and Indonesia at the G20 Summit and Beyond

    This GIGA Forum focuses on the foreign policies of three powers: India, Turkey, and Indonesia. Our experts will investigate the domestic roots and the consequences of their status-seeking strategies, and their respective abilities to help shape a changing global order.

    Cooperation Event | 02/11/2022 - 03/11/2022

    Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium 2022

    Several German research institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, PIK, ZALF and ZMT – all members of the Leibniz association – have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster interdisciplinary exchange and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars.

    GIGA Event | 01/11/2022

    GIGA Speaker Series on African Affairs

    The GIGA Speaker Series on African Affairs aims at painting a nuanced picture of sub-Saharan Africa by discussing political and socio-economic developments on a regular basis.

    GIGA Talk | 27/10/2022

    Iran: Pivot to the East amidst Domestic Repression

    As protests and human rights violations prevail in Iran, the Islamic Republic continues to orient itself towards the east, stepping up its relations with China, Russia, and India. This GIGA Talk seeks to shed light on this key strategic turn.

    GIGA Forum | 26/10/2022

    Making China Great Again? Political and Economic Implications of the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress

    The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is widely regarded as being set to be one of the most important political events of the year. Xi Jinping is expected to secure a third term as state president. In this GIGA Forum, experts will discuss the political and economic implications hereof. Video of event now online!

    GIGA Talk | 25/10/2022

    Brazil’s Run-off Elections: Democracy at Risk

    Brazil, one of Global South’s largest democracies, is heading for the decisive second round of its presidential elections on Sunday 30 October. However, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly threatened not to accept the vote if he should lose. At this GIGA Talk, we will discuss the consequences for Brazil and its relationship with Europe. Video now online!

    We offer our events digitally or in hybrid setting. We monitor the current pandemic situation and act accordingly. We look forward to your participation.

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