News

March 2020

Award |

Dr. Christiane Fröhlich and co-authors Dr. Andrew Baldwin and Dr. Delf Roth were awarded the first John Urry Memorial Prize for their article “From climate migration to anthropocene mobilities: shifting the debate”.

In brief |

Article by Amrita Narlikar, 13 March 2020 – There’s “Keep-calm-and-carry-on” and then there’s burying one’s head in the sand. Germany’s blasé response to the Coronavirus crisis reveals some unpleasant truths. If we have any hope of flattening the curve, the narrative needs changing.

Journal |

This issue of the Africa Spectrum offers analyses on topics such as ethnic quotas in foreign non-governmental organisations, the tension between the state and Islamist groups in Zanzibar, and on allocation models in climate aid.

Column by GIGA President in Tagesspiegel |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

February 2020

Journal |

The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses of topics such us social policies in Brazil and peace negotiations in Colombia as well as the power of political charisma in Venezuela and anti-corruption policies in Argentina.

Award |

Dr. Lea Müller-Funk was awarded the IMISCOE - Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2019 for her paper „Investigating mobility aspirations of refugees in fragile political contexts: Ethical reflections and methodological choices.”

In brief |

GIGA President sets the stage for Federal Foreign Minister Maas and moderates panel on Westlessness in the world.

In brief |

Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is named among five exceptional female scientists with links to Germany.

January 2020

Journal |

This issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs analyses various topics like the growing separatist tendencies in Hongkong, kinship in 21st century China, or UK’s strategic partnership with China.

Press Release |

The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield takes up her position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

In brief |

GIGA looks back on an eventful and successful year 2019. The picture gallery shows some selected highlights.

Journal |

This issue of Africa Spectrum covers a variety of topics with a special focus on “The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.” It also offers analyses on topics such as women’s political rights in Africa and a report on tracing legacies of violence in French Equatorial Africa.

In brief |

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach was appointed member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) as of 1 January 2020.

December 2019

Book |

New book by GIGA Research Fellow Dr. Saskia Ruth-Lovell

In brief |

The GIGA team wishes you a peaceful Christmas season and a happy new year 2020!

In brief |

GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is part of latest Foreign Affairs expert survey

November 2019

Cooperation |

PINPoints is the biannual online publication of PIN. Each issue contains an overview of past and future events, reports of PIN related activities and, most importantly, articles with the latest developments and insights in international negotiation research.

Award |

For the second time, a young researcher from the GIGA receives the Leibniz Dissertation Award. Dr. Felix Haaß was awarded the prize for his dissertation “Buying Democracy? The Political Economy of Foreign Aid, Power-Sharing Governments, and Post-Conflict Political Development.”

In brief |

Panel discussion with GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar at the KörberForum in Hamburg.

October 2019

Journal |

The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America offers analyses on a variety of topics such as pension reforms in Chile, the perceptions of political corruption, indigenous language rights in Peru or feminist legislators, women’s representation, and career paths in Argentina.

Press Release |

The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz today takes up his position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies.

September 2019

Column by GIGA President in Tagesspiegel |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

Journal |

The new Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs deals, among other things, with the resurgence of ideology in Indonesia, the admission of Timor-Leste to ASEAN, the interests and strategies of the USA and the EU in South East Asia and other topics from the region.

Press release |

Under the leadership of the renowned researcher, the Institute aims to further expand its international appeal.

Journal |

“State and Society under Xi Jinping” is the focus of the special issue of our Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. The authors analyse Xi Jingping’s first five-year term, personal politics, foreign policy and other aspects of his political work.

August 2019

In brief |

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar was part of the delegation of Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on his trip to the United States and Canada.

Journal |

The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers background analysis on a variety of topics, such as conspiracy theories around the "Chaco War," public opinion on labour laws in Latin America, federal distributive politics in the Argentine provinces, and digital activism in Brazil.

In brief |

Spotlight on a successful year 2018.

Anniversary |

Since 2009, the institute has published all its in-house publications as Open Access. The contents have thereby been accessible online and free of charge worldwide. In 2019, the GIGA thus celebrates 10 years of Open Access for its four journals, which have recently begun to be published in cooperation with SAGE Publishing.

Award |

Christine Berg, a staff member in the GIGA Publications Department, is one of three winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2019. The prizes for the winning photos were awarded at ICAS 11 in Leiden.

July 2019

Journal |

"The Making and Operation of Everyday Authoritarianism in Taiwan during the Cold War" is the focus of the latest issue of our Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. The contributions offer analyses of women's labour, censorship, wartime rhetoric, and other matters influencing everyday life in Taiwan at the time.

Column by GIGA President in Tagesspiegel |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

June 2019

In brief |

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar and former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt open the 171st Bergedorf Round Table.

In brief |

Summer of Knowledge at the Town Hall square: In presentations and games, the GIGA will present a selection of its current research on the topics of climate change and migration, youth as actors for peace, the Syrian war, public investment in developing countries, and open-access publishing.

May 2019

Column by GIGA President in Tagesspiegel |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

In brief |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

In brief |

Leadership of CliCCS and Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar present the Cluster of Excellence.

Column by GIGA President in Tagesspiegel |

Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her thoughts on the state of the world – and all things global – in the column, “Globale Gedanken,” in the national newspaper Tagesspiegel.

April 2019

Award |

The German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies has recognised Dr. Elisabeth Bunselmeyer for her outstanding dissertation on the reconciliation process following the Peruvian civil war.

Award |

Latin America researcher Dr. Saskia Ruth-Lovell has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s 2018 Harrison Prize for her article on populism and institutional change.

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