GIGA Global Transitions Conference


  • The GIGA Global Transitions Conference brings together leading scholars, practitioners, and an interested audience to engage on some of the most pressing challenges of our times, and to propose innovative and feasible solutions.

    Once a year, leading thinkers from around the globe are invited to join GIGA scholars for this dynamic interaction. We are delighted to have shared reflections with so many esteemed guests and look forward to future occasions.

    The conference has worked on big thematic issues – previous years have focused on Weaponized Interdependence & Economic Statecraft; Forced Migration; Envisioning Peace & Transforming Conflict; and others. In 2020, the GTC has taken stock on the Global Order in disarray and saw the need for reform in many areas, possibilities for consolidation and cooperation, as well as new opportunities for a fundamental re-think on some of our priors on power, order, and governance.

    Since its launch in 2015 the GTC has promoted analysis and debate on key problems the world faces today. GIGA’s flagship annual conference is curated by our President Prof. Amrita Narlikar.

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 07/12/2020

    Global Order is Dead, Long Live Global Order? Taking Stock in 2020

    The GIGA Global Transitions Conference 2020 on the global order – under the lead of Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner – will seek reflection on the current state of the world and an exchange of ideas for ways forward.

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 09/12/2019

    Economic Statecraft: Competition and Cooperation

    The aim of the annual GIGA Global Transitions Conference is to bring together scholars and practitioners to address key issues of our times. In 2019, we want to explore the topic of economic statecraft.

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 06/12/2018 - 07/12/2018

    Forced Migration in a Global Perspective

    The fourth annual GIGA Global Transitions Conference aims to present a globally more adequate, pluralistic picture of major trends, causes, dynamics, and policy implications of forced migration flows around the globe today.

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 07/12/2017 - 08/12/2017

    Envisioning Peace | Transforming Conflict

    Scholars and practitioners will address questions such as: What is our understanding of peace and conflict transformation? What are the advantages and disadvantages of narrow and broad concepts? Is peace a utopia, a continuum, or an incremental process? Is there an overlap between peace and other concepts such as harmony, justice, equality, development?

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 01/12/2016 - 02/12/2016

    External Intervention in the Age of Global Transitions

    On 1-2 December 2016, leading international scholars and practitioners joined GIGA researchers in Hamburg, Germany, in addressing these issues. At the External Intervention in the Age of Global Transitions Conference, they discussed how interventions are conceptualised and assessed in different disciplines, and also diverse experiences in implementing interventions across the globe.

    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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