The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent research institute that addresses issues with high societal and political relevance. Through their research, our scholars identify trends early and provide strategic analyses, giving political and social debates important impetus. The GIGA advises decision makers in politics, business, and the media. As a member of the Leibniz Association, it follows the Leibniz dictum of “theoria cum praxi.”

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.
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Berlin Office

With its office in Berlin, the GIGA is present on the political stage in the capital. It organises talks between researchers and decision makers in politics and society, as well as workshops with institutions such as the Foreign Office, political foundations, and development cooperation actors.
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Policy Advice

GIGA researchers advise ministries and parliamentarians on major issues of foreign policy, economic and social developments on the ground, and global issues such as climate change and poverty. They provide analyses and support the political decision-making process with their assessments.
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GIGA Focus

In the various editions of the GIGA Focus, the GIGA publishes its research findings and concise analyses of current events. Four editions cover politics, economics, and society in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, respectively. A transregional edition examines global trends.
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Dossiers

Our issue-based pages are provided as a service for politicians, journalists, academics, and the public. In the dossiers we compile information on current events related to our research. These dossiers include contact people, background analyses, and studies. They also outline our projects and list relevant media contributions and event announcements.
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