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.


  • 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.

    Cooperation Event | 21/09/2022

    How NOT to Do Foreign Policy

    For the launch of the International Affairs Centenary special issue “International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide”, Chatham House invites for a discussion with Prof. Drezner, Prof. Narlikar, and Prof. Rosoux on how policymakers and researchers can learn from the worst pitfalls.

    Workshop Series | 29/04/2022 - 30/04/2022

    Towards Comparative Area Studies 2.0

    This series of seminars on Advances in Comparative Area Studies (CAS 2.0) brings together numerous renowned scholars from Europe, North America and beyond. The upcoming authors` workshop will lead to a successor volume to CAS: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications (Oxford University Press 2018).


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Cooperation Event | 21/09/2022

    How NOT to Do Foreign Policy

    For the launch of the International Affairs Centenary special issue “International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide”, Chatham House invites for a discussion with Prof. Drezner, Prof. Narlikar, and Prof. Rosoux on how policymakers and researchers can learn from the worst pitfalls.

    Lecture Series | 21/09/2022

    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.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 08/09/2022

    Trust. The Key to Social Cohesion and Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Lecture by Carlos Scartascini, Head of the Development Research Group at the Research Department and Leader of the Behavioral Economics Group of the Inter-American Development Bank

    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. Video now online.

    Workshop | 31/08/2022

    Introducing DEMOGAMES: Game-Based Learning Tools for Democracy Education

    Interested practitioners in democracy education are invited to our workshops on the results of the research project “Democracy and Games: Analogue and Digital Game-Based Learning Tools for Youth Work (DEMOGAMES).” The event offers insights into the educational tools, methods, and materials for democracy education in youth work.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 25/08/2022

    Socio-Economic Values of Syrian Refugees

    Lecture by Andreas Nicklisch, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 28/07/2022

    Leaders’ Role in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mobile Banking in Ghana

    Lecture by Emma Riley, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2022

    Engaging in the Indo-Pacific

    The East Asia Institute (EAI), Seoul, and the GIGA co-hosted a seminar titled “Engaging in the Indo-Pacific: German and South Korean Views” on 6 July 2022 at the East Asia Institute conference hall. The panelists held an in-depth discussion on the vision for the Indo-Pacific region, measures for German-South Korean cooperation, and both countries’ strategies for engagement.

    Lecture Series | 30/06/2022

    Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

    The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

    GIGA Event | 27/06/2022

    Advancing Opinion Research on Democracy and Governance

    Public commitment to democracy is important for democratic governance. From surveys we can learn how the population relates to democracy and what influences this stance. In this lecture, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Zechmeister paints a picture of weak democratic commitment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Cooperation Event | 22/06/2022 - 23/06/2022

    MIASA Policy Conference “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa”

    This first MIASA Policy Conference on “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa” provides space for exchange between researchers, policy makers, development practitioners, and other stakeholders in rural development to present and discuss the most recent policy-relevant research findings. Video now online!

    GIGA Event | 20/06/2022

    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. At 20 June 2022, our guest, Prof. Kwesi Aning, spoke on the Role and Meaning of Russias’s Presence in West Africa and the Sahel.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 16/06/2022

    Diverging Globalizations: Sectoral Pathways to Development and New Capitalisms

    Lecture by Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor at Temple University

    Cooperation Event | 13/06/2022 - 14/06/2022

    Networking Meeting: Crisis and Reordering

    To bring together leaders and participants of research projects of three major funding lines of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as well as their international partners and practitioners, Universität Hamburg and the GIGA have jointly organised a networking event focused on the topic of “Crisis and Reordering.” The event takes place on 13–14 June 2022 in Hamburg and virtually.

    Workshop | 09/06/2022 - 10/06/2022

    Communicating Repression: Studying Official Framing and Its Perception in Autocracies

    The research workshop brought together scholars working on the nexus of legitimation, protest, and repression in autocracies, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It was held in the context of the research project “Justifying Repression in Authoritarian Regimes of the Arab World.”

    Cooperation Event | 08/06/2022

    At War Against the Infidels: Religion, Violence, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (1930-1960)

    Lecture by Prof. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría in cooperation with the LFF Graduate Programme: "Democratising Security in Turbulent Times" at Universität Hamburg. Video now online!

    The GIGA is taking the coronavirus situation very seriously. Our events take place in the digital space or in hybrid format. Team GIGA is still working mainly from home. We are pleased to be able to offer you our products without restriction.

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