News

August 2019

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 a monthly 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 a monthly 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 a monthly 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 a monthly 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.

March 2019

In brief |

The GIGA’s specialist libraries will move to new rooms within the GIGA building in April. Due to the move, the Information Centre will be closed from 8 to 15 April.

In brief |

GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar discussed the future of multilateralism at this year’s Global Solutions Summit.

In brief |

Two research clusters in which the GIGA is a participant were able to secure funding in 2018 within the framework of the federal government’s Excellence Strategy. Both have now commenced their work.

Journal |

This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs analyses topics as diverse as the portrayal of good governance in history books, environmental contention, and political bloggers in Hong Kong, as well as many more.

Conference |

GIGA scholars will present their research findings at the International Studies Association’s annual convention in Toronto at the end of March.

Frag Leibniz |

GIGA-Wissenschaftler*innen beantworten im Rahmen der Kampagne „Frag Leibniz“ große Fragen des Zusammenlebens. Die Aktion der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft lädt zum Mitmachen ein.

February 2019

In brief |

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies have recently partnered to publish GIGA's open access journals.

Journal |

This issue of Africa Spectrum investigates subjects such as biometric voting technology in Nigeria, collapsed development projects in the Zambian copperbelt, and corporate social responsibility in Sudan's industrial gold-mining sector.

In brief |

The new special issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs looks at the 2018 Malaysian general election and the accompanying regime change. It was recently presented at a launch event with Malaysia’s minister of foreign affairs in Subang Jaya.

January 2019

In brief |

GIGA peace expert Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach holds inaugural lecture at the University of Marburg

Journal |

The 2018 Malaysian General Elections are the focus of the recent special issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 3/2018. It includes analyses of Malaysia’s regime change and the return of Prime Minister Mahathir.

December 2018

In brief |

All of us at the GIGA wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

Journal |

The current Journal of Politics in Latin America deals with disadvantaged groups, including women and indigenous peoples. One article examines the gender gap in Argentina's politics, while another focuses on consultations with indigenous groups on mining and the extraction of raw materials. These and other contributions can be found in the new issue.

November 2018

Frag Leibniz |

GIGA-Wissenschaftler*innen beantworten im Rahmen der Kampagne „Frag Leibniz“ große Fragen des Zusammenlebens. Die Aktion der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft lädt zum Mitmachen ein.

Call for Papers |

The GIGA journal very much welcomes high-quality individual submissions for its current issues, as well as proposals for guest-edited editions for the volumes from 2020 onwards.

In brief |

As part of the “Ask Leibniz” campaign, GIGA scholars are answering some of the big questions facing society. The Leibniz Association project invites public participation.

In brief |

Hamburg-based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is commemorating its former executive and influential son of the city Albert Ballin. GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar was invited to participate as a member of the Albert Ballin Award jury and with a keynote lecture on trade policy.

Workshop |

In the run-up to the World Social Forum on migration from 2 to 4 November in Mexico, the GIZ, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the GIGA invited local experts to discuss migration policies. GIGA researchers have outlined the workshop results in a summary paper.

October 2018

In brief |

Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, is about to decide, in the Presidential Election run-off on Sunday, 28 October. In how far the corruption scandal, the election campaign of right-wing populist Bolsonaro and the economic crisis have changed the country and its role in global power relations, are just a few of the questions GIGA`s Brazil experts are working on. Current research findings, analyses, and contact information are summarised for you here in our online dossier.

Journal |

The current issue of the Africa Spectrum deals with the condition of the African National Congress, the connection between riots and the ethnic composition of a neighbourhood, Niger's development towards an oil state and more.

In brief |

Fourteen up-and-coming researchers were honoured for successfully completing the GIGA Doctoral Programme. In a festive graduation ceremony on 5 October they passed the baton to a new cohort of doctoral students at the institute.

In brief |

As of 1 October, Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau is the new director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. In addition, the long-standing directors of the GIGA Institutes of Latin American and of Middle East Studies, Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte and Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig, respectively, have both retired in recent months.

September 2018

Conference |

GIGA researchers will present their work on democracy at the 2018 annual meeting of the German Political Science Association (GPSA).

August 2018

Journal |

The latest issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs provides insights into Vietnam's strategic positioning in international trade and the relationship between money and violence in the Philippine war on drugs, and more.

Journal |

Political participation through elections and polls is the focus of the current Journal of Politics in Latin America. The election processes in Brazil and Mexico as well as the failure of the Colombian peace referendum are just a selection of the topics in this issue.

Call for Proposals |

The GIGA journal Africa Spectrum and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, are inviting submissions for the third Young African Scholar Award.

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