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.


  • 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).

    Cooperation Event | 27/04/2022

    Regional Conference on Asian Scripts

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to the event as moderator and speaker. As a follow-up to the SCRIPTS conference in February, Prof. Narlikar shared her analyses on the liberal script in Asia, also in light of current developments, the Russian aggression, and Europe’s relation to the Indo-Pacific region, with a high-level panel of foreign policy practitioners and scholars.

    Workshop | 07/04/2022 - 08/04/2022

    Policy Challenges in Latin America: Looking to the Future

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Latin American countries particularly hard and exposed structural vulnerabilities in the region. At a joint workshop of the EU-LAC Foundation and the GIGA, scholars will assess key policy challenges in the areas of social protection, labour informality, education, health, state capacity, migration, and more.


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    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.

    Workshop | 01/08/2022 - 02/08/2022

    Introducing DEMOGAMES: Game-Based Learning Tools for Democracy Education

    Call for participation: 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. Please apply by 4 July 2022.

    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.

    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

    Lecture Series | 16/06/2022

    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”. Video of last talk by Sana Hashmi now online!

    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!

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 19/05/2022

    Local Bureaucrats and School Governance Reform at Scale: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

    Lecture by Jacobus Cilliers, assistant professor at Georgetown University.

    GIGA Forum | 17/05/2022

    The War in Ukraine and the Global South: Perceptions, Reactions, and Implications

    While most United Nations members quickly condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine, a few actors in the Global South adopted a “neutral” stance. This GIGA Forum discusses how countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa perceive the war, are reacting to it, and what its consequences are for these states. Video now online!

    Lecture Series | 12/05/2022

    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. Fernando Camacho Padilla.

    GIGA Talk | 12/05/2022

    “If there is a ceasefire, people know the devil is coming”

    The consequences of ceasefires can be diverse, and are not necessarily positive. In this GIGA Talk, scholars and distinguished practitioners will discuss how research and experience from Syria can provide insights and practical strategies relevant for negotiating ceasefires in Ukraine. Video now online!

    GIGA Talk | 11/05/2022

    After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey

    When Turkey announced that it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, it led to protests against the country’s democratic backsliding. In this GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the reasons behind and effects of this decision. Video now online!

    GIGA Talk | 04/05/2022

    Climate Responsibilities of the “Great Powers”: Are they doing enough?

    The world is still not on track to meet the 1.5°C maximum warming target. The United States, China, the European Union, India, and Brazil – these “great powers” play a crucial role in fighting climate change. This GIGA Talk will address what has been achieved (or not) and how the “great powers” justify their respective actions or inaction. Video now online!

    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).

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 28/04/2022

    Failing the Test: The Countervailing Attitudinal Effects of Civil Service Examinations

    Lecture by Nicholas Kuipers, Researcher at UC Berkeley and Stanford University

    Cooperation Event | 27/04/2022

    Regional Conference on Asian Scripts

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to the event as moderator and speaker. As a follow-up to the SCRIPTS conference in February, Prof. Narlikar shared her analyses on the liberal script in Asia, also in light of current developments, the Russian aggression, and Europe’s relation to the Indo-Pacific region, with a high-level panel of foreign policy practitioners and scholars.

    Panel Discussion | 19/04/2022

    Violence Against Women in Latin America

    During the pandemic, violence against women and girls increased in Latin American countries. At this cooperation event, experts from Amnesty International and GIGA will discuss the scope of gender-based violence, the involvement of civil society and the responsibility of the state. The event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into German.

    The GIGA is taking the coronavirus situation very seriously. Until further notice, all our events take place exclusively in digital space and Team GIGA is working from home. We are pleased to be able to offer you all GIGA products without restriction.

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